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Normal forms of hierarchies of integrable PDEs, Frobenius manifolds and GromovWitten invariants
, 2001
"... We present a project of classification of a certain class of bihamiltonian 1+1 PDEs depending on a small parameter. Our aim is to embed the theory of Gromov Witten invariants of all genera into the theory of integrable systems. The project is focused at describing normal forms of the PDEs and their ..."
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We present a project of classification of a certain class of bihamiltonian 1+1 PDEs depending on a small parameter. Our aim is to embed the theory of Gromov Witten invariants of all genera into the theory of integrable systems. The project is focused at describing normal forms of the PDEs and their local bihamiltonian structures satisfying certain simple axioms. A Frobenius manifold or its degeneration is associated to every bihamiltonian structure of our type. The main result is a universal loop equation on the jet space of a semisimple Frobenius manifold that can be used for perturbative reconstruction of the integrable hierarchy. We show that first few terms of the perturbative expansion correctly reproduce the universal identities between intersection numbers of Gromov Witten classes and their descendents.
An algebrogeometric proof of Witten’s conjecture
 J. Amer. Math. Soc
"... Abstract We present a new proof of Witten's conjecture. The proof is based on the analysis of the relationship between intersection indices on moduli spaces of complex curves and Hurwitz numbers enumerating ramified coverings of the 2sphere. ..."
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Abstract We present a new proof of Witten's conjecture. The proof is based on the analysis of the relationship between intersection indices on moduli spaces of complex curves and Hurwitz numbers enumerating ramified coverings of the 2sphere.
The Quantum Orbifold Cohomology of Weighted Projective Spaces
, 2007
"... We calculate the small quantum orbifold cohomology of arbitrary weighted projective spaces. We generalize Givental’s heuristic argument, which relates small quantum cohomology to S 1equivariant Floer cohomology of loop space, to weighted projective spaces and use this to conjecture an explicit for ..."
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We calculate the small quantum orbifold cohomology of arbitrary weighted projective spaces. We generalize Givental’s heuristic argument, which relates small quantum cohomology to S 1equivariant Floer cohomology of loop space, to weighted projective spaces and use this to conjecture an explicit formula for the small Jfunction, a generating function for certain genuszero Gromov–Witten invariants. We prove this conjecture using a method due to Bertram. This provides the first nontrivial example of a family of orbifolds of arbitrary dimension for which the small quantum orbifold cohomology is known. In addition we obtain formulas for the small Jfunctions of weighted projective complete intersections satisfying a combinatorial condition; this condition
Symplectic geometry of Frobenius structures
"... The concept of a Frobenius manifold was introduced by B. Dubrovin [9] to capture in an axiomatic form the properties of correlators found by physicists (see [8]) in twodimensional topological field theories “coupled to gravity at the tree level”. The purpose of these notes is to reiterate and expan ..."
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The concept of a Frobenius manifold was introduced by B. Dubrovin [9] to capture in an axiomatic form the properties of correlators found by physicists (see [8]) in twodimensional topological field theories “coupled to gravity at the tree level”. The purpose of these notes is to reiterate and expand the viewpoint, outlined in the paper [7] of T. Coates and the author, which recasts this concept in terms of linear symplectic geometry and exposes the role of the twisted loop group L (2) GLN of hidden symmetries. We try to keep the text introductory and nontechnical. In particular, we supply details of some simple results from the axiomatic theory, including a severalline proof of the genus 0 Virasoro constraints not mentioned elsewhere, but merely quote and refer to the literature for a number of less trivial applications, such as the quantum Hirzebruch–Riemann–Roch theorem in the theory of cobordismvalued Gromov–Witten invariants. The latter is our joint work in progress with Tom Coates, and we would like to thank him for numerous discussions of the subject.
Towards the geometry of double Hurwitz numbers
 Advances Math
"... ABSTRACT. Double Hurwitz numbers count branched covers of CP 1 with fixed branch points, with simple branching required over all but two points 0 and ∞, and the branching over 0 and ∞ points specified by partitions of the degree (with m and n parts respectively). Single Hurwitz numbers (or more usua ..."
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ABSTRACT. Double Hurwitz numbers count branched covers of CP 1 with fixed branch points, with simple branching required over all but two points 0 and ∞, and the branching over 0 and ∞ points specified by partitions of the degree (with m and n parts respectively). Single Hurwitz numbers (or more usually, Hurwitz numbers) have a rich structure, explored by many authors in fields as diverse as algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, combinatorics, representation theory, and mathematical physics. A remarkable formula of Ekedahl, Lando, M. Shapiro, and Vainshtein (the ELSV formula) relates single Hurwitz numbers to intersection theory on the moduli space of curves. This connection has led to many consequences, including Okounkov and Pandharipande’s proof of Witten’s conjecture (Kontsevich’s theorem) connecting intersection theory on the moduli space of curves to integrable systems. In this paper, we determine the structure of double Hurwitz numbers using techniques from geometry, algebra, and representation theory. Our motivation is geometric: we give strong evidence that double Hurwitz numbers are top intersections on a moduli space of curves with a line bundle (a universal Picard variety). In particular, we prove a piecewisepolynomiality
The Laplace transform of the cutandjoin equation and the BouchardMarino conjecture on Hurwitz numbers
"... Abstract. We calculate the Laplace transform of the cutandjoin equation of Goulden, Jackson and Vakil. The result is a polynomial equation that has the topological structure identical to the Mirzakhani recursion formula for the WeilPetersson volume of the moduli space of bordered hyperbolic surfa ..."
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Abstract. We calculate the Laplace transform of the cutandjoin equation of Goulden, Jackson and Vakil. The result is a polynomial equation that has the topological structure identical to the Mirzakhani recursion formula for the WeilPetersson volume of the moduli space of bordered hyperbolic surfaces. We find that the direct image of this Laplace transformed equation via the inverse of the Lambert Wfunction is the topological recursion formula for Hurwitz numbers conjectured by Bouchard and Mariño using topological string theory. Contents
Tessellations of random maps of arbitrary genus
, 2009
"... We investigate Voronoilike tessellations of bipartite quadrangulations on surfaces of arbitrary genus, by using a natural generalization of a bijection of Marcus and Schaeffer allowing to encode such structures into labeled maps with a fixed number of faces. We investigate the scaling limits of the ..."
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We investigate Voronoilike tessellations of bipartite quadrangulations on surfaces of arbitrary genus, by using a natural generalization of a bijection of Marcus and Schaeffer allowing to encode such structures into labeled maps with a fixed number of faces. We investigate the scaling limits of the latter. Applications include asymptotic enumeration results for quadrangulations, and typical metric properties of randomly sampled quadrangulations. In particular, we show that scaling limits of these random quadrangulations are such that almost
The GromovWitten potential of a point, Hurwitz numbers, and Hodge integrals
 Proc. London Math. Soc
, 1999
"... 1.1. Recursions and GromovWitten theory 2 ..."
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Virasoro constraints for target curves
, 2003
"... We prove generalized Virasoro constraints for the relative GromovWitten theories of all nonsingular target curves. Descendents of the even cohomology classes are studied first by localization, degeneration, and completed cycle methods. Descendents of the odd cohomology are then controlled by monodr ..."
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We prove generalized Virasoro constraints for the relative GromovWitten theories of all nonsingular target curves. Descendents of the even cohomology classes are studied first by localization, degeneration, and completed cycle methods. Descendents of the odd cohomology are then controlled by monodromy and geometric vanishing relations. As an outcome of our results, the relative theories of target curves are