Enumerative invariants in algebraic geometry and string theoryCetraro, June 6-11, 2005 Open strings
Prof. Marcos Marino, CERN, Geneve, Switzerland
Abstract
In these set of lectures I will present the main results of the theory of the topological vertex, which computes Gromov-Witten invariants of toric Calabi-Yau threefolds. I will emphasize its physical origins and in particular the connection to Chern-Simon theory and invariants of knots. 1. An overview of Chern-Simons theory.The only prerequisite for these lectures is probably some familiariry with Gromov-Witten invariants. As for references, I will rely very much on although my presentation will be much more mathematically oriented. Back to course page |