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Mathematics and Physics prerequisites for mirror symmetry

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I am a physics undergrad interested in Mathematical Physics. I am more interested in the mathematical side of things, and interested to solve problems in mathematics using Physics. My current knowledge is some QFT(beginnings of QED), no string theory, differential geometry confined to riemannian manifolds, and some knowledge on Riemann surfaces . One such area is Mirror Symmetry. What are the QFT and string theory prerequisites, and also how much algebraic geometry should I know (is this confined to complex manifolds)? Also books and references which build up this background, and also directly on mirror symmetry would be appreciated.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-07-09 07:36 (UCT), posted by SE-user ramanujan_dirac
asked Feb 25, 2013 in Theoretical Physics by ramanujan_dirac (235 points) [ no revision ]
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I guess somebody who wants to write an answer here has to be fast, for unfortunately well known reasons ... :-/

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-07-09 07:36 (UCT), posted by SE-user Dilaton
Whereas it is sometimes allowed to ask about (mathematical) prerequisits to study certain things such as relativity, quantum mechanics, or Maxwells equations, David Zalsavsky closes every question of people who want to know about prerequisits to study string theory or things too closely related. This is very biased, unfair, and annoying.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-07-09 07:36 (UCT), posted by SE-user Dilaton
I dont know why David always does this, it looks very strange to me and not at all like a fair and even-handed moderation practice. So I have flagged the question because of this such that the other moderators of the site can have a look at it. If this keeps going I should probably write a mail at Anna Lear.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-07-09 07:36 (UCT), posted by SE-user Dilaton
Somewhat related: physics.stackexchange.com/q/2528/2451

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-07-09 07:36 (UCT), posted by SE-user Qmechanic
@Qmechanic thanks for finding and providing this link, this should be helpful for many people having their similar questions closed without answer.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-07-09 07:36 (UCT), posted by SE-user Dilaton
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Just saying "all these informations should go into the tagwikis" as I know well people who took part in the meta discussion agreed upon even though it obviously does not work (I predicted this in on meta and stated the problem) is among the things I critisizes as applying political rules without thinking (reasonably and clear headed) about it.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-07-09 07:36 (UCT), posted by SE-user Dilaton
@Qmechanic since you have reviewed this question (probably appearing in the reopen queue because of a reopen vote?) as "leave closed", it would be nice if you could write down the information asked for in this question, or more generally the mathematical prerequisits needed to learn string theory together with some useful links, into the tagwiki. I know you could do this if you wanted too ...

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-07-09 07:36 (UCT), posted by SE-user Dilaton

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