The phenomenon of Mirror Symmetry, in its “classical” version, was first
observed for Calabi-Yau manifolds, and mathematicians were introduced to it
through a series of remarkable papers , , , , , . Some very
strong conjectures have been made about its topological interpretation – e.g.
the Strominger-Yau-Zaslow conjecture. In a different direction, the framework
of mirror symmetry was extended by Batyrev, Givental, Hori, Vafa, etc. to the
case of Fano manifolds.