Virtual Cycle on the Moduli Space of Maps to a Complete Intersection -- Rachel Webb, September 6, 2019
A driving question in Gromov-Witten theory is to relate the invariants of a complete intersection to the invariants of the ambient variety. In genus-zero this can often be done with a ``twisted theory,'' but this fails in higher genus. Several years ago, Chang-Li presented the moduli space of p-fields as a solution to the higher-genus problem, constructing the virtual cycle on the space of maps to the quintic 3-fold as a cosection localized virtual cycle on a larger moduli space (the space of p-fields). Their result is analogous to the classical statement that the Euler class of a vector bundle is the class of the zero locus of a generic section. I will discuss work joint with Qile Chen and Felix Janda where we extend Chang-Li's result to a more general setting, a setting that includes standard Gromov-Witten theory of smooth projective targets and quasimap theory of GIT targets.