CMSA Algebraic Geometry in String Theory Seminar: A mirror theorem for GLSMs
Mark Shoemaker - Colorado State University
A gauged linear sigma model (GLSM) consists roughly of a complex vector space V, a group G acting on V, a character \theta of G, and a G-invariant function w on V. This data defines a GIT quotient Y = [V //_\theta G] and a function on that quotient. GLSMs arise naturally in a number of contexts, for instance as the mirrors to Fano manifolds and as examples of noncommutative crepant resolutions. GLSMs provide a broad setting in which it is possible to define an enumerative curve counting theory, simultaneously generalizing FJRW theory and the Gromov-Witten theory of hypersurfaces. Despite a significant effort to rigorously define the enumerative invariants of a GLSM, very few computations of these invariants have been carried out. In this talk I will describe a new method for computing generating functions of GLSM invariants. I will explain how these generating functions arise as derivatives of generating functions of Gromov-Witten invariants of Y.