Gromov–witten Classes, Quantum Cohomology, and Enumerative Geometry
- M . Kontsevich, Yu . Manin
We represent stationary descendant Gromov-Witten invariants of projective space, up to explicit combinatorial factors, by polynomials. One application gives the asymptotic behaviour of large degree behaviour of stationary descendant Gromov-Witten invariants in terms of intersection numbers over the moduli space of curves. We also show that primary Gromov-Witten invariants are ”virtual” stationary descendants and hence the string and divisor equations can be understood purely in terms of stationary invariants.