- 05/16/2024: Special Lagrangian pairs of pants
- 09/08/2023: Calabi-Yau metrics in the intermediate complex structure limit
- 09/12/2022: An informal discussion on progress on the Thomas-Yau Conjecture
- 06/07/2022 and 06/09/2022: A further update of the Thomas-Yau conjecture
- 09/14/2021: SYZ conjecture and non-archimedean geometry
- 09/14/2020: Weak SYZ conjecture
- 01/10/2020: High codimension phenomena for Hermitian Yang-Mills connections
- 01/08/2020: Informal talk: on the SYZ conjecture
- 06/06/2019: SYZ conjecture, special Lagrangian, and negative vertex
- 04/11/2019: Taub-NUT and Ooguri-Vafa in complex dimension 3
- 01/10/2019: Taub-NUT and Ooguri-Vafa
- 01/11/2019: Taub-NUT (and Ooguri-Vafa) on Calabi-Yau 3-folds
- 04/13/2018: A gluing construction of collapsing CY metrics on K3 fibred 3-folds
- 04/12/2018: Nonlinear perspective of collapsing CY metrics on K3 fibred 3-folds
- 01/12/2018: Mukai duality on adiabatic coassociative fibrations
- 06/07/2017: A new complete Calabi-Yau metric on C
^{3}with maximal volume growth

### May 16, 2024

TITLE: Special Lagrangian pairs of pants

ABSTRACT: I will describe the generalisation of the pair of pants surface to higher dimensional special Lagrangians inside T^*T^n. This is expected to be a basic building block for special Lagrangians inside SYZ fibrations. The construction involves a combination of PDE and minimal surface techniques.

### September 8, 2023

TITLE: Calabi-Yau metrics in the intermediate complex structure limit

ABSTRACT: Calabi-Yau metrics can degenerate in a 1-parameter family by varying the complex structure, and a basic invariant is the dimension of the essential skeleton, which is an integer between 0 and n. The case of zero is the context of noncollapsed degeneration of Donaldson-Sun theory, while the case of n is the context of the SYZ conjecture. We will discuss how to describe the Kahler potential at the C^0 level in the intermediate case for a large class of complete intersection examples.

### September 12, 2022

TITLE: An informal discussion on progress on the Thomas-Yau Conjecture

ABSTRACT: I will discuss the idea of moduli space integrals, and several partially heuristic applications to the Thomas-Yau program. We begin with a very brief recall of Lagrangian Floer cohomology, give some explanation about automatic transversality and the positivity condition, and move on to applications involving stability conditions, Solomon functional formula, minimization of Solomon functional by special Lagrangians, and Thomas-Yau uniqueness.

### June 7, 2022 and June 9, 2022

TITLE: A further update of the Thomas-Yau conjecture

ABSTRACT: The Thomas-Yau conjecture is an open-ended program to relate

special Lagrangians to stability conditions in Floer theory, but the precise

notion of stability is subject to many interpretations. I will focus on the

exact case (Stein Calabi-Yau manifolds), and deal only with almost calibrated

Lagrangians. I will attempt a formulation of Thomas-Yau semistability condition

(meant to be less ambitious than Joyce’s program), and in the two talks I plan

to separately discuss the symplectic and the geometric measure theoretic

aspects. The introductory part of the talk contains some brief recall of the

Thomas-Yau conjecture. The symplectic talk will focus on the technique of

integration over the moduli space of holomorphic discs. The geometric measure

theory talk contains an introductory part which recalls the minimalist amount

of immersed Floer theory, and then describes a variational program to find

special Lagrangians under the assumption of Thomas-Yau semistability, leaving

off with open problems.

### September 14, 2021

TITLE: SYZ conjecture and non-archimedean geometry

ABSTRACT: I will survey some backgrounds on the recent progress in the Strominger-Yau-Zaslow conjecture. Some attention is given to polarized algebraic degenerations, especially the non-archimedean geometric framework. The overall emphasis is on geometric intuition, rather than proofs.

### September 14, 2020

TITLE: Weak SYZ conjecture

ABSTRACT: One possible interpretation of the SYZ conjecture is that for a polarized family of CY manifolds near the large complex structure limit, there is a special Lagrangian fibration on the generic region of the CY manifold. Generic here means a set with a large percentage of the CY measure, and the percentage tends to 100% in the limit. I will discuss my recent progress on this version of the SYZ conjecture, with some emphasis on the approach involving nonarchimedean geometry.

### January 10, 2020

TITLE: High codimension phenomena for Hermitian Yang-Mills connections

ABSTRACT: I will discuss my recent work constructing a non-conical singular Hermitian Yang-Mills connection on a homogeneous reflexive sheaf over **C**^{3}, which is supposed to model the generic situation of bubbling phenomenon when the Fueter section has a zero. This example in particular shows that the uniqueness part of the Hitchin-Kobayashi correspondence does not extend naively to noncompact manifolds. A variant of this construction gives a sequence of HYM connections on the unit ball in **C**^{3} with uniformly bounded L^{2} curvature, but the number of codimension 6 singularities tends to infinity along the sequence. This illustrates the substantial difficulty of the compactification problem in higher dimensional gauge theory.

### January 8, 2020

TITLE: Informal talk: on the SYZ conjecture

### June 6, 2019

TITLE: SYZ conjecture, special Lagrangian, and negative vertex

ABSTRACT: I will review some basics for the SYZ conjecture, and describe Joyce’s work on U(1) invariant special Lagrangians. Then I will mention my recent construction of the model CY metric on the negative vertex, and speculate on how to construct special Lagrangian T3 fibration on these spaces, using a strategy closely analogous to Joyce’s work.

### April 11, 2019

TITLE: Taub-NUT and Ooguri-Vafa in complex dimension 3

ABSTRACT: On collapsing K3 surfaces, the Ooguri-Vafa metric is the local model for the neighbourhood of the singular SYZ fibre. It contains within itself a region modelled on the famous Taub-NUT metric. I will give a sketchy report on my recent work generalising these constructions to complex dimension 3, which is expected to be relevant for the SYZ conjecture on 3-folds.

### January 10, 2019

TITLE: Taub-NUT and Ooguri-Vafa

ABSTRACT: Taub-NUT and Ooguri-Vafa metrics are S^1 invariant Calabi-Yau metrics in complex dimension 2 constructed via the Gibbons-Hawking ansatz. They feature prominantly in collapsing Calabi-Yau metrics on surfaces. After reviewing the basics we explain how a number of first principles dictate their construction. We also discuss how to identify the complex structures by explicitly constructing holomorphic functions as transcendental integrals, and how the algebraic structures arise from their functional equations.

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### January 11, 2019

TITLE: Taub-NUT (and Ooguri-Vafa) on Calabi-Yau 3-folds

ABSTRACT: The primary focus is on constructing a family of Taub-NUT type Calabi-Yau metrics on C^3. The tangent cone at infinity is R^4, and in particular the volume growth is not maximal. The main idea is to construct an asymptotic ansatz near infinity using the generalised Gibbons-Hawking ansatz. This ansatz is conceptually obtained by perturbing from the flat solution after incorporating topological features. If time permits we will also discuss the relevance to Ooguri-Vafa type metrics on the positive and negative vertices.

### April 13, 2018

TITLE: A gluing construction of collapsing CY metrics on K3 fibred 3-folds

ABSTRACT: I will discuss the problem of describing the collapsing CY metrics on a CY 3-fold with a Lefschetz K3 fibration, from both the gluing perspective and the a priori estimate perspective. Collapsing CY metrics is a well studied subject, but most of the previous works concentrate on the behaviour away from the singular fibres, and the full description of the metric was only available in a very small number of cases, mostly relying on very favourable gluing ansatz.

From the nonlinear perspective, the essential realisation is that by restricting the type of singularities, and under some conjecture in pluripotential theory, then a small neighbourhood of the singular fibre has a local noncollapsing bound, which enables us to understand the pointed Gromov-Hausdorff limit of the singular fibre in the scale where the fibre volume is 1.

From the gluing perspective, the main geometric insight is that there should be a much finer scale near the nodal points in the fibration, where the scaled limit is a CY metric on C^3 with maximal volume growth and singular tangent cone at infinity. This model metric was previously constructed by the author in a separate work. The difficulty of the gluing lies in the coarse nature of the gluing ansatz, and the fact that the metric has many types of characteristic behaviours at different scales. We overcome this by developing a sharp linear theory, using some earlier ideas of Gabor Szeklyhidi.

### April 12, 2018

TITLE: Nonlinear perspective of collapsing CY metrics on K3 fibred 3-folds

ABSTRACT: I will discuss the problem of describing the collapsing CY metrics on a CY 3-fold with a Lefschetz K3 fibration, from both the gluing perspective and the a priori estimate perspective. Collapsing CY metrics is a well studied subject, but most of the previous works concentrate on the behaviour away from the singular fibres, and the full description of the metric was only available in a very small number of cases, mostly relying on very favourable gluing ansatz.

From the nonlinear perspective, the essential realisation is that by restricting the type of singularities, and under some conjecture in pluripotential theory, then a small neighbourhood of the singular fibre has a local noncollapsing bound, which enables us to understand the pointed Gromov-Hausdorff limit of the singular fibre in the scale where the fibre volume is 1.

From the gluing perspective, the main geometric insight is that there should be a much finer scale near the nodal points in the fibration, where the scaled limit is a CY metric on C^3 with maximal volume growth and singular tangent cone at infinity. This model metric was previously constructed by the author in a separate work. The difficulty of the gluing lies in the coarse nature of the gluing ansatz, and the fact that the metric has many types of characteristic behaviours at different scales. We overcome this by developing a sharp linear theory, using some earlier ideas of Gabor Szeklyhidi.

### January 12, 2018

TITLE: Mukai duality on adiabatic coassociative fibrations

ABSTRACT: We study the formal adiabatic limit of coassociative

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fibred torsion free manifolds fibred over a contractible base, show how to put this structure on a different fibration obtained by fibrewise performing Mukai duality of

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surfaces, and furthermore relate the gauge theories on both fibrations by a Nahm transform. This gives a mathematical interpretation to the physical speculations of Gukov, Yau and Zaslow.