There is a conjectural relation, formulated by the second author, between the enumerative geometry of a wide class of smooth projective varieties and their derived category of coherent sheaves. In particular, there is an increasing interest for an explicit description of certain local invariants, called monodromy data, of semisimple quantum cohomologies in terms of characteristic classes of exceptional collections in the derived categories. Being intentioned to address this problem, which, to our opinion, is still not well understood, we have realized that some issues in the theory of Frobenius manifolds need to be preliminarily clarified, and that an extension of the theory itself is necessary, in view of the fact that quantum cohomologies of certain classes of homogeneous spaces may show a coalescence phenomenon.

1 aCotti, Giordano1 aDubrovin, Boris1 aGuzzetti, Davide uhttp://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/3530400923nas a2200145 4500008004100000245010600041210006900147260001300216520043000229653002300659100002000682700001700702700002200719856003600741 2011 en d00aLinearly degenerate Hamiltonian PDEs and a new class of solutions to the WDVV associativity equations0 aLinearly degenerate Hamiltonian PDEs and a new class of solution bSpringer3 aWe define a new class of solutions to the WDVV associativity equations. This class is determined by the property that one of the commuting PDEs associated with such a WDVV solution is linearly degenerate. We reduce the problem of classifying such solutions of the WDVV equations to the particular case of the so-called algebraic Riccati equation and, in this way, arrive at a complete classification of irreducible solutions.10aFrobenius manifold1 aDubrovin, Boris1 aPavlov, M.V.1 aZykov, Sergei, A. uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/6430