Open-closed duality and double scaling

  title={Open-closed duality and double scaling},
  author={Sumit R. Das and C{\'e}sar G{\'o}mez},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
Nonperturbative terms in the free energy of Chern-Simons gauge theory play a key role in its duality to the closed topological string. We show that these terms are reproduced by performing a double scaling limit near the point where the perturbation expansion diverges. This leads to a derivation of closed string theory from this large-N gauge theory along the lines of noncritical string theories. We comment on the possible relevance of this observation to the derivation of superpotentials of… 

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