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GromovWitten invariants and quantization of quadratic Hamiltonians
, 2001
"... We describe a formalism based on quantization of quadratic hamiltonians and symplectic actions of loop groups which provides a convenient home for most of known general results and conjectures about GromovWitten invariants of compact symplectic manifolds and, more generally, Frobenius structures at ..."
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We describe a formalism based on quantization of quadratic hamiltonians and symplectic actions of loop groups which provides a convenient home for most of known general results and conjectures about GromovWitten invariants of compact symplectic manifolds and, more generally, Frobenius structures at higher genus. We state several results illustrating the formalism and its use. In particular, we establish Virasoro constraints for semisimple Frobenius structures and outline a proof of the Virasoro conjecture for Gromov – Witten invariants of complex projective spaces and other Fano toric manifolds. Details will be published elsewhere.
Normal forms of hierarchies of integrable PDEs, Frobenius manifolds and GromovWitten invariants
, 2001
"... We present a project of classification of a certain class of bihamiltonian 1+1 PDEs depending on a small parameter. Our aim is to embed the theory of Gromov Witten invariants of all genera into the theory of integrable systems. The project is focused at describing normal forms of the PDEs and their ..."
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We present a project of classification of a certain class of bihamiltonian 1+1 PDEs depending on a small parameter. Our aim is to embed the theory of Gromov Witten invariants of all genera into the theory of integrable systems. The project is focused at describing normal forms of the PDEs and their local bihamiltonian structures satisfying certain simple axioms. A Frobenius manifold or its degeneration is associated to every bihamiltonian structure of our type. The main result is a universal loop equation on the jet space of a semisimple Frobenius manifold that can be used for perturbative reconstruction of the integrable hierarchy. We show that first few terms of the perturbative expansion correctly reproduce the universal identities between intersection numbers of Gromov Witten classes and their descendents.
Three questions in GromovWitten theory
 Proceedings of the ICM (Beijing 2002), Vol II
"... Three conjectural directions in GromovWitten theory are discussed: Gorenstein properties, BPS states, and Virasoro constraints. Each points to basic structures in the subject which are not yet understood. ..."
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Three conjectural directions in GromovWitten theory are discussed: Gorenstein properties, BPS states, and Virasoro constraints. Each points to basic structures in the subject which are not yet understood.
Symplectic geometry of Frobenius structures
"... The concept of a Frobenius manifold was introduced by B. Dubrovin [9] to capture in an axiomatic form the properties of correlators found by physicists (see [8]) in twodimensional topological field theories “coupled to gravity at the tree level”. The purpose of these notes is to reiterate and expan ..."
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The concept of a Frobenius manifold was introduced by B. Dubrovin [9] to capture in an axiomatic form the properties of correlators found by physicists (see [8]) in twodimensional topological field theories “coupled to gravity at the tree level”. The purpose of these notes is to reiterate and expand the viewpoint, outlined in the paper [7] of T. Coates and the author, which recasts this concept in terms of linear symplectic geometry and exposes the role of the twisted loop group L (2) GLN of hidden symmetries. We try to keep the text introductory and nontechnical. In particular, we supply details of some simple results from the axiomatic theory, including a severalline proof of the genus 0 Virasoro constraints not mentioned elsewhere, but merely quote and refer to the literature for a number of less trivial applications, such as the quantum Hirzebruch–Riemann–Roch theorem in the theory of cobordismvalued Gromov–Witten invariants. The latter is our joint work in progress with Tom Coates, and we would like to thank him for numerous discussions of the subject.
Tautological relations and the rspin Witten conjecture
"... In [23, 24], Y.P. Lee introduced a notion of universal relation for formal Gromov–Witten potentials. Universal relations are connected to tautological relations in the cohomology ring of the moduli space Mg,n of stable curves. Y.P. Lee conjectured that the two sets of relations coincide and proved ..."
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In [23, 24], Y.P. Lee introduced a notion of universal relation for formal Gromov–Witten potentials. Universal relations are connected to tautological relations in the cohomology ring of the moduli space Mg,n of stable curves. Y.P. Lee conjectured that the two sets of relations coincide and proved the inclusion (tautological relations) ⊂ (universal relations) modulo certain results announced by C. Teleman. He also proposed an algorithm that, conjecturally, computes all universal/tautological relations. Here we give a geometric interpretation of Y.P. Lee’s algorithm. This leads to a much simpler proof of the fact that every tautological relation gives rise to a universal relation. We also show that Y.P. Lee’s algorithm computes the tautological relations correctly if and only if the Gorenstein conjecture on the tautological cohomology ring of Mg,n is true. These results are first steps in the task of establishing an equivalence between formal and geometric Gromov–Witten theories. In particular, it implies that in any semisimple Gromov–Witten theory where arbitrary correlators can be expressed in genus 0 correlators using only tautological relations, the formal and the geometric Gromov–Witten potentials coincide.
Algebraic methods in random matrices and enumerative geometry
, 2008
"... We review the method of symplectic invariants recently introduced to solve matrix models loop equations, and further extended beyond the context of matrix models. For any given spectral curve, one defines a sequence of differential forms, and a sequence of complex numbers Fg. We recall the definitio ..."
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We review the method of symplectic invariants recently introduced to solve matrix models loop equations, and further extended beyond the context of matrix models. For any given spectral curve, one defines a sequence of differential forms, and a sequence of complex numbers Fg. We recall the definition of the invariants Fg, and we explain their main properties, in particular symplectic invariance, integrability, modularity,... Then, we give several examples of applications, in particular matrix models, enumeration of discrete surfaces (maps), algebraic geometry and topological strings, nonintersecting brownian motions,...
The extended Toda hierarchy
"... We present the Lax pair formalism for certain extension of the continuous limit of the classical Toda lattice hierarchy, provide a well defined notion of tau function for its solutions, and give an explicit formulation of the relationship between the CP 1 topological sigma model and the extended Tod ..."
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We present the Lax pair formalism for certain extension of the continuous limit of the classical Toda lattice hierarchy, provide a well defined notion of tau function for its solutions, and give an explicit formulation of the relationship between the CP 1 topological sigma model and the extended Toda hierarchy. We also establish an equivalence of the latter with certain extension of the nonlinear Schrödinger hierarchy. 1
Equivariant mirrors and the Virasoro conjecture for flag manifolds
 Int. Math. Res. Not
"... Abstract. We found an explicit description of all GL(n, R)Whittaker functions as oscillatory integrals and thus constructed equivariant mirrors of flag manifolds. As a consequence we proved the Virasoro conjecture for flag manifolds. 1. ..."
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Abstract. We found an explicit description of all GL(n, R)Whittaker functions as oscillatory integrals and thus constructed equivariant mirrors of flag manifolds. As a consequence we proved the Virasoro conjecture for flag manifolds. 1.
Semi)simple exercises in quantum cohomology
"... Abstract. The paper is dedicated to the study of algebraic manifolds whose quantum cohomology or a part of it is a semisimple Frobenius manifold. Theorem 1.8.1 says, roughly speaking, that the sum of (p, p)–cohomology spaces is a maximal Frobenius submanifold that has chances to be semisimple. Theor ..."
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Abstract. The paper is dedicated to the study of algebraic manifolds whose quantum cohomology or a part of it is a semisimple Frobenius manifold. Theorem 1.8.1 says, roughly speaking, that the sum of (p, p)–cohomology spaces is a maximal Frobenius submanifold that has chances to be semisimple. Theorem 1.8.3 provides a version of the Reconstruction theorem, assuming semisimplicity but not H 2 –generation. Theorem 3.6.1 establishes the semisimplicity for all del Pezzo surfaces, providing an evidence for the conjecture that semisimplicity is related to the existence of a full system of exceptional sheaves of the appropriate length. Finally, in §2 we calculate special coordinates for three families of Fano threefolds with minimal cohomology. 0.1. Role of semisimplicity. This paper is a contribution to the study of algebraic manifolds whose quantum cohomology (or at least its appropriate subspace) is a generically semisimple Frobenius manifold. This class of manifolds is important in many respects. For example, one expects that the higher genus correlators