Hints for Off-Shell Mirror Symmetry in type II/F-theory Compactifications

  title={Hints for Off-Shell Mirror Symmetry in type II/F-theory Compactifications},
  author={M. Alim and M. Hecht and H. Jockers and P. Mayr and A. Mertens and M. Soroush},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
Abstract We perform a Hodge theoretic study of parameter dependent families of D-branes on compact Calabi–Yau manifolds in type II and F-theory compactifications. Starting from a geometric Gauss–Manin connection for B-type branes we study the integrability and flatness conditions. The B-model geometry defines an interesting ring structure of operators. For the mirror A-model this indicates the existence of an open-string extension of the so-called A-model connection, whereas the discovered ring… Expand

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