Airy structures and symplectic geometry of topological recursion

  title={Airy structures and symplectic geometry of
 topological recursion},
  author={Maxim Kontsevich and Yan S. Soibelman},
  journal={Proceedings of Symposia in Pure
We propose a new approach to the topological recursion of Eynard-Orantin based on the notion of Airy structure, which we introduce in the paper. We explain why Airy structure is a more fundamental object than the one of the spectral curve. We explain how the concept of quantization of Airy structure leads naturally to the formulas of topological recursion as well as their generalizations. The notion of spectral curve is also considered in a more general framework of Poisson surfaces endowed… 
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