Open string amplitudes and large order behavior in topological string theory

  title={Open string amplitudes and large order behavior in topological string theory},
  author={Marcos Mari{\~n}o},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  • M. Mariño
  • Published 13 December 2006
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
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 string amplitudes beyond the disk, and in particular we write down the annulus amplitude in terms of theta functions on a Riemann surface. We test these ideas on local curves and local surfaces, providing in this way generating functionals for open Gromov-Witten invariants in the spirit of mirror… 

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