In this paper we prove the invariance of quantum rings for general ordinary flops, whose local models are certain non-split toric bundles over arbitrary smooth bases.
An essential ingredient in the proof is a quantum splitting principle which reduces a statement in Gromov--Witten theory on non-split bundles to the case of split bundles.
This is a personal update on some recent advances on the geometry of moduli spaces of Calabi–Yau manifolds, especially along the finite distance boundary with respect to the Weil–Petersson metric. Two main themes are metric completion and extremal transitions. Besides reviewing the known results, I will also raise some related questions.
We develop a theory to connect the following three areas: (a) the mean field equations on flat tori, (b) the classical Lame equations and (c) modular forms. A major theme in part I is a classification of developing maps f attached to solutions of the mean field equation according to the types of transformation laws (or monodromy) with respect to the period lattice satisfied by f.
For projective conifold transitions between Calabi-Yau threefolds X and Y, with X close to Y in the moduli, we show that the combined information provided by the A model (Gromov–Witten theory in all genera) and B model (variation of Hodge structures) on X, linked along the vanishing cycles, determines the corresponding combined information on Y. Similar result holds in the reverse direction when linked with the exceptional curves.