We construct a cubic field theory which provides all genus amplitudes of the topological A-model for all non-compact Calabi-Yau toric threefolds. The topology of a given Feynman diagram encodes the… (More)

a Department of Physics, University of Washington at Seattle Seattle, WA 98195-1560, USA b Institute for Theoretical Physics & Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics University of Amsterdam,… (More)

Supersymmetric configurations of type II D-branes with nonzero gauge field strengths in general supersymmetric backgrounds with nonzero B fields are analyzed using the κsymmetric worldvolume action.… (More)

Using mirror symmetry, we show that Chern-Simons 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… (More)

We consider Wilson loop observables for Chern-Simons theory at largeN and its topological string dual and extend the previous checks for this duality to the case of links. We find an interesting… (More)

The study of open string tachyon condensation in string field theory can be drastically simplified by making an appropriate choice of coordinates on the space of string fields. We show that a very… (More)

We propose a formalism inspired by matrix models to compute open and closed topological string amplitudes in the B-model on toric Calabi–Yau manifolds. We find closed expressions for various open… (More)

We review the relation between Chern-Simons gauge theory and topological string theory on noncompact Calabi-Yau spaces. This relation has made possible to give an exact solution of topological string… (More)

The universal perturbative invariants of rational homology spheres can be extracted from the Chern-Simons partition function by combining perturbative and nonperturbative results. We spell out the… (More)