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## Introduction to Toric Varieties. (AM-131)

**Author**: William Fulton**Publisher:**Princeton University Press**ISBN:**1400882524**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**180**View:**9417

Toric varieties are algebraic varieties arising from elementary geometric and combinatorial objects such as convex polytopes in Euclidean space with vertices on lattice points. Since many algebraic geometry notions such as singularities, birational maps, cycles, homology, intersection theory, and Riemann-Roch translate into simple facts about polytopes, toric varieties provide a marvelous source of examples in algebraic geometry. In the other direction, general facts from algebraic geometry have implications for such polytopes, such as to the problem of the number of lattice points they contain. In spite of the fact that toric varieties are very special in the spectrum of all algebraic varieties, they provide a remarkably useful testing ground for general theories. The aim of this mini-course is to develop the foundations of the study of toric varieties, with examples, and describe some of these relations and applications. The text concludes with Stanley's theorem characterizing the numbers of simplicies in each dimension in a convex simplicial polytope. Although some general theorems are quoted without proof, the concrete interpretations via simplicial geometry should make the text accessible to beginners in algebraic geometry.

## Introduction to Stokes Structures

**Author**: Claude Sabbah**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**3642316956**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**249**View:**8189

This research monograph provides a geometric description of holonomic differential systems in one or more variables. Stokes matrices form the extended monodromy data for a linear differential equation of one complex variable near an irregular singular point. The present volume presents the approach in terms of Stokes filtrations. For linear differential equations on a Riemann surface, it also develops the related notion of a Stokes-perverse sheaf. This point of view is generalized to holonomic systems of linear differential equations in the complex domain, and a general Riemann-Hilbert correspondence is proved for vector bundles with meromorphic connections on a complex manifold. Applications to the distributions solutions to such systems are also discussed, and various operations on Stokes-filtered local systems are analyzed.

## Toric Varieties

**Author**: David A. Cox,John B. Little,Henry K. Schenck**Publisher:**American Mathematical Soc.**ISBN:**0821848194**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**841**View:**8020

Toric varieties form a beautiful and accessible part of modern algebraic geometry. This book covers the standard topics in toric geometry; a novel feature is that each of the first nine chapters contains an introductory section on the necessary background material in algebraic geometry. Other topics covered include quotient constructions, vanishing theorems, equivariant cohomology, GIT quotients, the secondary fan, and the minimal model program for toric varieties. The subject lends itself to rich examples reflected in the 134 illustrations included in the text. The book also explores connections with commutative algebra and polyhedral geometry, treating both polytopes and their unbounded cousins, polyhedra. There are appendices on the history of toric varieties and the computational tools available to investigate nontrivial examples in toric geometry. Readers of this book should be familiar with the material covered in basic graduate courses in algebra and topology, and to a somewhat lesser degree, complex analysis. In addition, the authors assume that the reader has had some previous experience with algebraic geometry at an advanced undergraduate level. The book will be a useful reference for graduate students and researchers who are interested in algebraic geometry, polyhedral geometry, and toric varieties.

## Strings, Gauge Fields, and the Geometry Behind

*The Legacy of Maximilian Kreuzer*

**Author**: Anton Rebhan,Ludmil Katzarkov,Johanna Knapp,Radoslav Rashkov,Emanuel Scheidegger**Publisher:**World Scientific**ISBN:**9814412562**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**568**View:**4521

This book contains exclusively invited contributions from collaborators of Maximilian Kreuzer, giving accounts of his scientific legacy and original articles from renowned theoretical physicists and mathematicians, including Victor Batyrev, Philip Candelas, Michael Douglas, Alexei Morozov, Joseph Polchinski, Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, and Peter West. Besides a collection of review and research articles from high-profile researchers in string theory and related fields of mathematics (in particular, algebraic geometry) which discuss recent progress in the exploration of string theory vacua and corresponding mathematical developments, this book contains a pedagogical account of the important work of Brandt, Dragon, and Kreuzer on classification of anomalies in gauge theories. This highly cited work, which is also quoted in the textbook of Steven Weinberg on quantum field theory, has not yet been presented in full detail except in private lecture notes by Norbert Dragon. Similarly, the software package PALP (Package for Analyzing Lattice Polytopes with applications to toric geometry), which has been incorporated in the SAGE (Software for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation) project, has not yet been documented in full detail. This book contains a user manual for a new thoroughly revised version of PALP. By including these two very useful original contributions, researchers in quantum field theory, string theory, and mathematics will find added value in a pedagogical presentation of the classification of quantum gauge field anomalies, and the accompanying comprehensive manual and tutorial for the powerful software package PALP. Contents:Gauge Field Theory, Anomalies, and Supersymmetry:BRST Symmetry and Cohomology (N Dragon and F Brandt)Aspects of Supersymmetric BRST Cohomology (F Brandt)Character Expansion for HOMFLY Polynomials: Integrability and Difference Equations (A Mironov, A Morozov and A Morozov)Bicategories in Field Theories — An Invitation (T Nikolaus and C Schweigert)The Compactification of IIB Supergravity on S5 Revisited (P van Nieuwenhuizen)String Theory and Algebraic Geometry:Max Kreuzer's Contributions to the Study of Calabi–Yau Manifolds (P Candelas)Calabi–Yau Three-Folds: Poincaré Polynomials and Fractals (A Ashmore and Y-H He)Conifold Degenerations of Fano 3-Folds as Hypersurfaces in Toric Varieties (V Batyrev and M Kreuzer)Nonassociativity in String Theory (R Blumenhagen)Counting Points and Hilbert Series in String Theory (V Braun)Standard Models and Calabi–Yaus (R Donagi)The String Landscape and Low Energy Supersymmetry (M R Douglas)The Cardy–Cartan Modular Invariant (J Fuchs, C Schweigert and C Stigner)A Projection to the Pure Spinor Space (S Guttenberg)Mathieu Moonshine and Symmetries of K3 Sigma Models (S Hohenegger)Toric Deligne–Mumford Stacks and the Better Behaved Version of the GKZ Hypergeometric System (R P Horja)Fano Polytopes (A M Kasprzyk and B Nill)Dual Purpose Landscaping Tools: Small Extra Dimensions in AdS/CFT (J Polchinski and E Silverstein)Notes on the Relation Between Strings, Integrable Models and Gauge Theories (R C Rashkov)E11, Generalised Space-Time and IIA String Theory: The R ⊗ R Sector (A Rocén and P West)The Kreuzer Bi-Homomorphism (A N Schellekens)Emergent Spacetime and Black Hole Probes from Automorphic Forms (R Schimmrigk)How to Classify Reflexive Gorenstein Cones (H Skarke)PALP — A Package for Analyzing Lattice Polytopes:PALP — A User Manual (A P Braun, J Knapp, E Scheidegger, H Skarke and N-O Walliser) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics and mathematics. Keywords:String Theory;Gauge Theory;Algebraic Geometry;CalabiâYau Manifolds;Toric Geometry;Lattice Polytopes;BRST Symmetry;Cohomology;Anomalies;SupersymmetryKey Features:Original research articles contributed by prominent theoretical physicists and mathematicians (Victor Batyrev, Ralph Blumenhagen, Ron Donagi, Michael Douglas, Jürgen Fuchs, Alexei Morozov, Joseph Polchinski, Bert Schellekens, Christoph Schweigert, Eva Silverstein, Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, and Peter West, among others)Previously unpublished lecture notes on the classification of quantum gauge field anomalies by Friedemann Brandt and Norbert DragonA comprehensive manual and tutorial for the powerful software package PALP that was developed originally by Kreuzer and Skarke in connection with the classification of reflexive polytopes. Together with the publication of this memorial volume an overhauled version 2.1 of PALP will be released in the public domain

## Introduction to Toric Varieties

**Author**: William Fulton,William H. Roever**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**9780691033327**Category:**Science**Page:**157**View:**9503

Toric varieties are algebraic varieties arising from elementary geometric and combinatorial objects such as convex polytopes in Euclidean space with vertices on lattice points. Since many algebraic geometry notions such as singularities, birational maps, cycles, homology, intersection theory, and Riemann-Roch translate into simple facts about polytopes, toric varieties provide a marvelous source of examples in algebraic geometry. In the other direction, general facts from algebraic geometry have implications for such polytopes, such as to the problem of the number of lattice points they contain. In spite of the fact that toric varieties are very special in the spectrum of all algebraic varieties, they provide a remarkably useful testing ground for general theories. The aim of this mini-course is to develop the foundations of the study of toric varieties, with examples, and describe some of these relations and applications. The text concludes with Stanley's theorem characterizing the numbers of simplicies in each dimension in a convex simplicial polytope. Although some general theorems are quoted without proof, the concrete interpretations via simplicial geometry should make the text accessible to beginners in algebraic geometry.

## Surveys on Surgery Theory

*Papers Dedicated to C.T.C. Wall*

**Author**: Sylvain Cappell,Sylvain F. Cappell,Andrew Ranicki,Jonathan Rosenberg**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**9780691088150**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**436**View:**2271

Surgery theory, the basis for the classification theory of manifolds, is now about forty years old. The sixtieth birthday (on December 14, 1996) of C.T.C. Wall, a leading member of the subject's founding generation, led the editors of this volume to reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments of surgery theory as well as its current enormously varied interactions with algebra, analysis, and geometry. Workers in many of these areas have often lamented the lack of a single source surveying surgery theory and its applications. Because no one person could write such a survey, the editors asked a variety of experts to report on the areas of current interest. This is the second of two volumes resulting from that collective effort. It will be useful to topologists, to other interested researchers, and to advanced students. The topics covered include current applications of surgery, Wall's finiteness obstruction, algebraic surgery, automorphisms and embeddings of manifolds, surgery theoretic methods for the study of group actions and stratified spaces, metrics of positive scalar curvature, and surgery in dimension four. In addition to the editors, the contributors are S. Ferry, M. Weiss, B. Williams, T. Goodwillie, J. Klein, S. Weinberger, B. Hughes, S. Stolz, R. Kirby, L. Taylor, and F. Quinn.

## Geometry of toric varieties

**Author**: Laurent Bonavero,Michel Brion**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Algebraic varieties**Page:**272**View:**7623

This volume gathers texts originated in the summer school "Geometry of Toric Varieties" (Grenoble, June 19-July 7, 2000). These are expanded versions of lectures delivered during the second and third weeks of the school, the first week having been devoted to introductory lectures. The paper by D. Cox is an overview of recent work in toric varieties and its applications, putting into perspective the other contributions of the présent volume. Ce volume rassemble des textes issus de l'école d'été " Géométrie des variétés toriques " (Grenoble, 19 juin - 7 juillet 2000). Ils reprennent, sous une forme plus détaillée, des cours et des exposés de séminaire des deuxième et troisième semaines de l'école, la première semaine ayant été consacrée à des cours introductifs. On trouvera dans l'article de D. Cox un panorama des travaux récents en géométrie torique et de leurs applications, qui met en perspective les autres textes du présent volume.