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Pingree Gromov-Witten conference notes

Lecture notes from the mini-courses...and beyond?

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General idea

This is a project to produce LaTeXed notes from the mini-courses from the Summer School on Gromov-Witten theory. Right now, they are very rough notes, texed live during the talk. They are shared on GitHub in part because it's a relatively easy place to host them, but also because it makes it possible for other people from the conference (or even elsewhere) to help clean them up and flesh them out.

Here are convenient links to the pdfs, but if you are at all interested in helping I highly recommend getting Git and Github up and going.

Aaron Pixton Tautological ring and CohFTs Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
Tyler Jarvis Introduction to FJRW theory Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
Ionut Ciocan-Fontanine Quasimaps and mirror theorems for GIT quotients Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
Hiroshi Iritani Toric mirror symmetry Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
Jonathan Wise Deformations, obstructions, and the virtual fundamental class Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4

An ambitious example

As an example of how this can work; the 600 page book Homotopy Type Theory was written in six months by a large group of mathematicians using GitHub. Their GitHub repository is here, and you can read something about the process by which it was written here.

Potentially, we could produce very nice notes ourselves, or even a book. This is more ambitious than I currently have in mind -- which was more along the lines of "can I TeX notes from a talk live, and can I use GitHub", but we'll see what happens; if people are excited about this, we can see what happens, and the work doesn't have to stop when the conference stops.

How to contribute

Git has a reputation of being a bit complicated, but there are a large number of tutorials and help things on the web; I'm teaching myself as we go along. I don't know that there's one introduction that's better than any others; Github has several of their own and links to others, I found This one a useful place to start.