Topological Strings and Integrable Hierarchies
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CitationAganagic, Mina, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Albrecht Klemm, Marcos Mariño, and Cumrun Vafa. 2005. “Topological Strings and Integrable Hierarchies.” Communications in Mathematical Physics 261 (2): 451–516. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00220-005-1448-9.
AbstractWe consider the topological B-model on local Calabi-Yau geometries. We show how one can solve for the amplitudes by using W-algebra symmetries which encode the symmetries of holomorphic diffeomorphisms of the Calabi-Yau. In the highly effective fermionic/brane formulation this leads to a free fermion description of the amplitudes. Furthermore we argue that topological strings on Calabi-Yau geometries provide a unifying picture connecting non-critical ( super) strings, integrable hierarchies, and various matrix models. In particular we show how the ordinary matrix model, the double scaling limit of matrix models, and Kontsevich-like matrix model are all related and arise from studying branes in specific local Calabi-Yau three-folds. We also show how an A-model topological string on P-1 and local toric threefolds ( and in particular the topological vertex) can be realized and solved as B-model topological string amplitudes on a Calabi-Yau manifold.
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