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Chern-Simons theory, matrix models and topological strings.


Chern-Simons theory, matrix models and topological strings.

Marino, Marcos.

Clarendon Pr.


197 pages



International series on monographs on physics


Marino (physics, CERN) explores one of the fascinating results and research directions caused by string theory, an offshoot dating from the mid-1970s, by describing examples of string theory and gauge theory dualities involving topological strings, including Chern- Simons theory and topological strings and a correspondence found by Dijkgraaf and Vafa that relates topological strings to matrix models. His chapter topics include matrix models, Chern-Simon theory and knot invariants, topological sigma models, topological strings, Calubi-Yau geometries, string theory and gauge theory, geometric transitions, the topological vertex and applications of the topological string/gauge theory. Distributed by Oxford U. Press.

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