Towards mirror symmetry for varieties of general type

Mark Gross, Ludmil Katzarkov, Helge Ruddat

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The goal of this paper is to propose a theory of mirror symmetry for varieties of general type. Using Landau–Ginzburg mirrors as motivation, we describe the mirror of a hypersurface of general type (and more generally varieties of non-negative Kodaira dimension) as the critical locus of the zero fibre of a certain Landau–Ginzburg potential. The critical locus carries a perverse sheaf of vanishing cycles. Our main result shows that one obtains the interchange of Hodge numbers expected in mirror symmetry. This exchange is between the Hodge numbers of the hypersurface and certain Hodge numbers defined using a mixed Hodge structure on the hypercohomology of the perverse sheaf.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-275
Number of pages68
JournalAdvances in Mathematics
StatePublished - Feb 21 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • General type varieties
  • Landau–Ginzburg models
  • Mirror symmetry
  • Mixed Hodge theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)


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