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.

PB - SISSA UR - http://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/35304 U1 - 35610 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/03 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - On the Logarithmic Asymptotics of the Sixth Painleve\' Equation (Summer 2007) JF - J.Phys.A: Math.Theor. 41,(2008), 205201-205247 Y1 - 2008 A1 - Davide Guzzetti AB - We study the solutions of the sixth Painlev\'e equation with a logarithmic\r\nasymptotic behavior at a critical point. We compute the monodromy group\r\nassociated to the solutions by the method of monodromy preserving deformations\r\nand we characterize the asymptotic behavior in terms of the monodromy itself. PB - SISSA UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6521 N1 - This paper appeared as a preprint in August 2007. It is published in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Volume 41, Issue 20, 6 May 2008, p. 205201-205247. It was on the archive in January 2008 (arXiv:0801.1157). This version does not differ from the published one except for two facts: 1)the addition of subsection 8.2, which proves that tr(M0Mx) = −2 for solutions y(x) ∼ a (ln x)n , n = 1, 2, x → 0. 2). The title of the journal article is : The logarithmic asymptotics of the sixth Painlevé equation U1 - 6473 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/07 FISICA MATEMATICA ER -