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2. Geodesics on K3 surfaces

    1. Closed geodesics on K3 surfaces

          A theorem due to Bourguignon and Yau [MR0334079] states that if there is a locally length minimizing closed geodesic on a $K3$-surface or its quotients, then all sectional curvatures must vanish identically along it. More recently, by studying the physics of certain two-dimensional nonlinear sigma models, Douglas and Gao [arXiv:1301.1687] have conjectured the existence of locally length minimizing closed geodesics on non-flat compact Calabi–Yau manifolds. The existence, location and index of these is known for specific cases.

      Problem 2.1.

      [Gonçalo Oliveira] To determine the existence, location, and index of closed geodesics on $K3$-surfaces. It is known that their curvature tensor does not vanish in large regions, thus imposing a strong geometric constraint on the location of such conjectural closed geodesics.
        • Gromov–Witten invariants for K3, ALG or ALH spaces

          Problem 2.2.

          [Max Zimet] To determine the open string Gromow–Witten invariants for K3 surfaces, ALG, or ALH spaces. The Gaiotto–Moore–Neitzke provides a conjectural formalism for this goal, and is unknown for manifolds with mirrors and mirror symmetry.

              Cite this as: AimPL: Geometry and physics of ALX metrics in gauge theory, available at http://aimpl.org/geomphysalx.