Y. IwaoDepartment of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112Yuan-Pin LeeDepartment of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112Hui-Wen LinDepartment of Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106C.-L WangDepartment of Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106
We show that the generating functions of Gromov--Witten invariants with ancestors are invariant under a simple flop, for all genera, after an analytic continuation in the extended Kähler moduli space. This is a sequel to [LLW].
Yuan-Pin LeeDepartment of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112Hui-Wen LinDepartment of Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106Chin-Lung WangDepartment of Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106
For ordinary flops, the correspondence defined by the graph closure is shown to give equivalence of Chow motives and to preserve the Poincaré pairing. In the case of simple ordinary flops, this correspondence preserves the big quantum cohomology ring after an analytic continuation over the extended Kähler moduli space.
For Mukai flops, it is shown that the birational map for the local models is deformation equivalent to isomorphisms. This implies that the birational map induces isomorphisms on the full quantum rings and all the quantum corrections attached to the extremal ray vanish.
The main goal of this paper is to introduce a set of conjectures on the relations in the tautological rings. In particular, the framework gives an efficient algorithm to calculate all tautological equations using only finite dimensional linear algebra. Other applications are also indicated.
The main goal of this paper is to prove the following two conjectures for genus up to two:
1. Witten's conjecture on the relations between higher spin curves and Gelfand--Dickey hierarchy.
2. Virasoro conjecture for target manifolds with conformal semisimple Frobenius manifolds.
The main technique used in the proof is the invariance of tautological equations under loop group action.
In this work, we show that for a certain class of threefolds in positive characteristics, rational-chain-connectivity is equivalent to supersingularity. The same result is known for K3 surfaces with elliptic fibrations. And there are examples of threefolds that are both supersingular and rationally chain connected.