Instantons and mirror K3 surfaces

Fedor Bogomolov, Peter J. Braam

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The instanton moduli space of a real 4-dimensional torus is an 8-dimensional Calabi-Yau manifold. Associated to this Calabi-Yau manifold are two (singular) K3 surfaces, one a quotient, the other a submanifold of the moduli space; both carry a natural Calabi-Yau metric. They are curiously related in much the same way as special examples of complex 3-dimensional mirror manifolds; however, in our case the "mirror" is present in the form of instanton moduli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-646
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications In Mathematical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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