EPSRC Reference: 
EP/I020519/1 
Title: 
TOPOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY 
Principal Investigator: 
Kim, Professor M 
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Department: 
Mathematical Institute 
Organisation: 
University of Oxford 
Scheme: 
Standard Research 
Starts: 
01 October 2011 
Ends: 
30 September 2013 
Value (£): 
156,985

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Dualities in theoretical physics are important tools to gain information on a physical model from its proposed duality with another typically more accessible physical theory. One such duality is mirror symmetry, which is a duality theory stemming from string theory. The mathematical implications of this duality are manifold. In the proposed project we are interested in relating these mathematical implications with ideas coming from number theory and representation theory. Namely, we propose to find patterns in the character tables of some finite matrix groups which explain this mirror symmetry from the perspective of Langlands duality. This latter is a vast program in modern number theory which in a special case implies Fermat's Last Theorem by the work of Andrew Wiles. In this proposal we are connecting via the study of the character tables of finite matrix groups, these two seemingly far dualities: mirror symmetry in string theory, and Langlands duality in number theory.

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