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The topological vertex
, 2003
"... We construct a cubic field theory which provides all genus amplitudes of the topological Amodel for all noncompact toric CalabiYau threefolds. The topology of a given Feynman diagram encodes the topology of a fixed CalabiYau, with Schwinger parameters playing the role of Kähler classes of the th ..."
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We construct a cubic field theory which provides all genus amplitudes of the topological Amodel for all noncompact toric CalabiYau threefolds. The topology of a given Feynman diagram encodes the topology of a fixed CalabiYau, with Schwinger parameters playing the role of Kähler classes of the threefold. We interpret this result as an operatorial computation of the amplitudes in the Bmodel mirror which is the quantum KodairaSpencer theory. The only degree of freedom of this theory is an unconventional chiral scalar on a Riemann surface. In this setup we identify the Bbranes on the mirror Riemann
Distributions of flux vacua
 JHEP
"... Abstract: We give results for the distribution and number of flux vacua of various types, supersymmetric and nonsupersymmetric, in IIb string theory compactified on CalabiYau manifolds. We compare this with related problems such as counting attractor points. Contents ..."
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Abstract: We give results for the distribution and number of flux vacua of various types, supersymmetric and nonsupersymmetric, in IIb string theory compactified on CalabiYau manifolds. We compare this with related problems such as counting attractor points. Contents
Disk instantons, mirror symmetry and the duality web
, 2001
"... We apply the methods recently developed for computation of type IIA disk instantons using mirror symmetry to a large class of Dbranes wrapped over Lagrangian cycles of noncompact CalabiYau 3folds. Along the way we clarify the notion of “flat coordinates” for the boundary theory. We also discover ..."
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We apply the methods recently developed for computation of type IIA disk instantons using mirror symmetry to a large class of Dbranes wrapped over Lagrangian cycles of noncompact CalabiYau 3folds. Along the way we clarify the notion of “flat coordinates” for the boundary theory. We also discover an integer IR ambiguity needed to define the quantum theory of Dbranes wrapped over noncompact Lagrangian submanifolds. In the large N dual ChernSimons theory, this ambiguity is mapped to the UV choice of the framing of the knot. In a type IIB dual description involving (p, q) 5branes, disk instantons of type IIA get mapped to (p, q) string instantons. The Mtheory lift of these results lead to computation of superpotential terms generated by M2 brane instantons wrapped over 3cycles of certain manifolds of G2 holonomy.
Matrix Model as a Mirror of ChernSimons Theory
, 2002
"... Using mirror symmetry, we show that ChernSimons theory on certain manifolds such as lens spaces reduces to a novel class of Hermitian matrix models, where the measure is that of unitary matrix models. We show that this agrees with the more conventional canonical quantization of ChernSimons theory. ..."
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Using mirror symmetry, we show that ChernSimons theory on certain manifolds such as lens spaces reduces to a novel class of Hermitian matrix models, where the measure is that of unitary matrix models. We show that this agrees with the more conventional canonical quantization of ChernSimons theory. Moreover, large N dualities in this context lead to computation of all genus Amodel topological amplitudes on toric CalabiYau manifolds in terms of matrix integrals. In the context of type IIA superstring compactifications on these CalabiYau manifolds with wrapped D6 branes (which are dual to Mtheory on G2 manifolds) this leads to engineering and solving Fterms for N = 1 supersymmetric gauge theories with superpotentials involving certain multitrace operators
Building a better racetrack
 JHEP 0406
"... We find IIb compactifications on CalabiYau orientifolds in which all Kähler moduli are stabilized, along lines suggested by Kachru, Kallosh, Linde and Trivedi. ..."
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We find IIb compactifications on CalabiYau orientifolds in which all Kähler moduli are stabilized, along lines suggested by Kachru, Kallosh, Linde and Trivedi.
Topological string theory on compact CalabiYau: Modularity and boundary conditions
, 2006
"... The topological string partition function Z(λ,t, ¯t) = exp(λ 2g−2 Fg(t, ¯t)) is calculated on a compact CalabiYau M. The Fg(t, ¯t) fulfill the holomorphic anomaly equations, which imply that Ψ = Z transforms as a wave function on the symplectic space H 3 (M, Z). This defines it everywhere in the m ..."
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The topological string partition function Z(λ,t, ¯t) = exp(λ 2g−2 Fg(t, ¯t)) is calculated on a compact CalabiYau M. The Fg(t, ¯t) fulfill the holomorphic anomaly equations, which imply that Ψ = Z transforms as a wave function on the symplectic space H 3 (M, Z). This defines it everywhere in the moduli space M(M) along with preferred local coordinates. Modular properties of the sections Fg as well as local constraints from the 4d effective action allow us to fix Z to a large extent. Currently with a newly found gap condition at the conifold, regularity at the orbifold and the most naive bounds from Castelnuovo’s theory, we can provide the boundary data, which specify Z, e.g. up to genus 51 for the quintic.
Threedimensional quantum gravity, ChernSimons theory, and the Apolynomial
, 2003
"... We study threedimensional ChernSimons theory with complex gauge group SL(2,C), which has many interesting connections with threedimensional quantum gravity and geometry of hyperbolic 3manifolds. We show that, in the presence of a single knotted Wilson loop in an infinitedimensional representati ..."
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We study threedimensional ChernSimons theory with complex gauge group SL(2,C), which has many interesting connections with threedimensional quantum gravity and geometry of hyperbolic 3manifolds. We show that, in the presence of a single knotted Wilson loop in an infinitedimensional representation of the gauge group, the classical and quantum properties of such theory are described by an algebraic curve called the Apolynomial of a knot. Using this approach, we find some new and rather surprising relations between the Apolynomial, the colored Jones polynomial, and other invariants of hyperbolic 3manifolds. These relations generalize the volume conjecture and the MelvinMortonRozansky conjecture, and suggest an intriguing connection between the SL(2,C) partition function and the colored Jones polynomial.
Supersymmetry breaking from a CalabiYau singularity
, 2005
"... We conjecture a geometric criterion for determining whether supersymmetry is spontaneously broken in certain string backgrounds. These backgrounds contain wrapped branes at CalabiYau singularites with obstructions to deformation of the complex structure. We motivate our conjecture with a particular ..."
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We conjecture a geometric criterion for determining whether supersymmetry is spontaneously broken in certain string backgrounds. These backgrounds contain wrapped branes at CalabiYau singularites with obstructions to deformation of the complex structure. We motivate our conjecture with a particular example: the Y 2,1 quiver gauge theory corresponding to a cone over the first del Pezzo surface, dP1. This setup can be analyzed using ordinary supersymmetric field theory methods, where we find that gaugino condensation drives a deformation of the chiral ring which has no solutions. We expect this breaking to be a general feature of any theory of branes at a singularity with a smaller number of possible deformations than independent anomalyfree fractional branes.
Unitary and complex matrix models as 1d type 0 strings
, 2003
"... We propose that the double scaling behavior of the unitary matrix models, and that of the complex matrix models, is related to type 0B and 0A fermionic string theories. The particular backgrounds involved correspond to ĉ < 1 matter coupled to superLiouville theory. We examine in detail the ĉ = 0 ..."
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We propose that the double scaling behavior of the unitary matrix models, and that of the complex matrix models, is related to type 0B and 0A fermionic string theories. The particular backgrounds involved correspond to ĉ < 1 matter coupled to superLiouville theory. We examine in detail the ĉ = 0 or pure supergravity case, which is related to the double scaling limit around the GrossWitten transition, and find that reversing the sign of the Liouville superpotential interchanges the 0A and 0B theories. We also find smooth transitions between weakly coupled string backgrounds with Dbranes, and backgrounds with RamondRamond fluxes only. Finally, we discuss matrix models with multicritical potentials that are conjectured to correspond to 0A/0B string theories based on (2, 4k) superminimal models.