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Paul Seidel

Email: seizdel@mazth.uchicago.edu with both z removed
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Office: 315 Eckhart Hall, Phone: (773) 702-0701
Mail address: Department of Mathematics, 5734 S. University Avenue, Chicago IL 60637

Note: during academic year 2006/7, I will be on leave to MIT.
My address there is: Building 2 Room 270, MIT, 77 Massachussets Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.


Over the last couple of years, I've spent some time thinking about the connection between Lefschetz pencils and Fukaya categories, especially in the light of mirror symmetry. Here are some papers on the subject:

Research announcements:

  • Vanishing cycles and mutation
  • More about vanishing cycles and mutation
  • Symplectic homology as Hochschild homology
  • The book:

  • Fukaya categories and Picard-Lefschetz theory (to appear in the ETH Lecture Notes series of the European Math. Soc.)
  • Algebra:

  • Directed A_\infty-subcategories and natural transformations
  • Applications:

  • Exact Lagrangian submanifolds in simply-connected cotangent bundles (with K. Fukaya and I. Smith)
  • Homological mirror symmetry for the quartic surface