Noriko Yui 

Title:  Professor 
Phone:  6135332421 
Office:  417 
EMail:  yui@mast.queensu.ca 
Webpage:  http://www.mast.queensu.ca/~yui 
Degrees and HonoursB.Sc. (Tsuda College) Ph.D. (Rutgers) Numerous visiting positions at leading research institutes including: Byefellowship at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, England Visiting Researcher at MaxPlanckInstitute for Mathematics, Germany
Research InterestsMy general areas of research interests/activities are in Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, and Mathematical Physics: in particular, Mirror Symmetry Conjecture. The current research topics include arithmetic aspects (Lfunctions) of CalabiYau varieties defined over number fields, mirror maps of certain families of CalabiYau varieties, and the mirror symmetry conjecture for K3 surfaces and certain CalabiYau threefolds. CalabiYau varieties in dimension 1, 2, 3 are, respectively, elliptic curves, K3 surfaces, and CalabiYau threefolds, and specifically, PicardFuchs differential equations for pencils of K3 surfaces, the modularity conjecture for rigid CalabiYau threefolds, the conjecture of Beilinson and Bloch relating the order of vanishing of the Lfunctions at s=2 and the rank of certain Chow groups on CalabiYau threefolds are currently investigated. I collaborate with a number of mathematicians, including D. Zagier (MaxPlanck Institute, Bonn) on number of problems, H. Verrill (Hannover) on mirror maps of families of K3 surfaces, MH. Saito (Kobe) on rigid CalabiYau threefolds, S. Hosono (Tokyo) on mirror symmetry conjecture, F. Q. GouvL a (Colby College) on the conjectures of Beilinson and of Lichtenbaum and Milne, X. Xarles (Barcelona) on intermediate Jawbians of CalabiYau threefolds, and with C.U. Jensen (Copenhagen) and A. Ledet (Waterloo) on constructive aspects of the Inverse Galois Problem. 