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D-Branes in Topological String Theory

  title={D-Branes in Topological String Theory},
  author={Johanna Knapp},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • J. Knapp
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
This thesis is concerned with D-branes in topological string theory, focusing on the description of B-type D-branes in topological Landau-Ginzburg models. Such D-branes are characterized by matrix factorizations of the Landau-Ginzburg superpotential. After reviewing some aspects of topological string theory we give a detailed discussion of matrix factorizations. We discuss methods to calculate the effective superpotential in minimal models, putting emphasis on an algorithm to calculate the… 

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