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The topological string on arbitrary toric manifolds as a matrix model

Amir-Kian Kashani-Poor (IHES & ENS)

16.12.2010 at 16:15 

I will present a matrix model that reproduces the topological string partition function on a given toric Calabi-Yau manifold. This allows harnessing matrix model technology for computations in the topological string setting. In particular, in view of the Eynard/Orantin formalism, I will compute the spectral curve of the matrix model and show that it coincides with the mirror curve of the Calabi-Yau geometry, thus providing a derivation of the BKMP conjecture.

Arnold Sommerfeld Center
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Room 348/349