Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Matrix model for open intersection numbers
Speaker: Alexander Alexandrov
Speaker Info: CRM, Montreal and ITEP, Moscow
Brief Description:

From the seminal papers of Witten and Kontsevich we know that the intersection theory on the moduli spaces of complex curves is described by a tau-function of the KdV integrable hierarchy. Moreover, this tau-function is given by a matrix integral and satisfies the Virasoro constraints. Recently, an open version of this intersection theory was introduced. I will show that this open version can also be naturally described by a tau-function of the integrable hierarchy (MKP in this case), and the matrix integral, Virasoro and W constraints for the open case are also simple deformations of the closed ones.
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Ezra Getzler
Contact email: getzler@northwestern.edu
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