Enumerative geometry from string theory

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Some recent mathematical progress in enumerative geometry on a variety V is presented in the light of string theory, in its formulation as a topological field theory with target space V. Simple physical notions such as operator product expansion and duality of (genus zero) correlation functions translate into combinatorial recursion relations for the numbers of (rational) curves on V, subject to some stabilizing conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-96
Number of pages22
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Issue number8-10
StatePublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Enumerative geometry
  • Quantum gravity
  • Rational curve
  • String theory
  • Topological field theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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