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Chern-Simons theory, matrix models and topological strings.

9780198568490

Chern-Simons theory, matrix models and topological strings.

Marino, Marcos.

Clarendon Pr.

2005

197 pages

$99.50

Hardcover

International series on monographs on physics

QC794

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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