Duco van Straten

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We formulate general conjectures about the relationship between the A-model connection on the cohomology of a d-dimensional Calabi-Yau complete intersection V of r hypersurfaces V1, . . . , Vr in a toric variety PΣ and the system of differential operators annihilating the special generalized hypergeometric function Φ0 depending on the fan Σ. In this(More)
In this paper we show that conifold transitions between Calabi-Yau 3-folds can be used for the construction of mirror manifolds and for the computation of the instanton numbers of rational curves on complete intersection Calabi-Yau 3-folds in Grassmannians. Using a natural degeneration of Grassmannians G(k, n) to some Gorenstein toric Fano varieties P (k,(More)
In this paper we describe the deformation theory of sandwiched sin-gularities in terms of-constant deformations of plane curves, and a divisor of points on it. This leads to an immediate understanding of the smoothings of sandwiched singularities in terms of pictures: certain conngurations of points and curves with only d-fold points in the plane. The(More)
In this paper we propose and discuss a mirror construction for complete intersections in partial flag manifolds F (n1, . . . , nl, n). This construction includes our previous mirror construction for complete intersection in Grassmannians and the mirror construction of Givental for complete flag manifolds. The key idea of our construction is a degeneration(More)
The main part of this paper is a big table (see Appendix A) containing what we believe to be a complete list of all fourth order equations of Calabi–Yau type known so far. In the text preceding the tables we explain what a differential equation of Calabi–Yau type is and we briefly discuss how we found these equations. We also describe an electronic version(More)
Let A be a principally polarized abelian variety of dimension four and let Θ ⊂ A be a symmetric theta-divisor, which we assume to be smooth. Using the Hodge structure on H(Θ) we associate to A two abelian subvarieties J(K) ⊂ J(H) of the intermediate jacobian J(Θ) of Θ of dimensions five and nine respectively. We show that J(H) is generated by the image(More)