HET Seminar | Si Li, IAS; Tsinghua University | “Deforming Holomorphic Chern-Simons at Large N” | Bloomberg Lecture Hall

Fri, Nov 15, 2019, 1:45 pm
Bloomberg Lecture Hall

We describe the coupling of holomorphic Chern-Simons theory at large N with Kodaira-Spencer gravity. This gives a complete description of open-closed string field theory in the topological B-model. We explain an anomaly cancellation mechanism at all loops in perturbation theory in this model. At one loop this anomaly cancellation is analogous to the Green-Schwarz mechanism. This is joint work with Kevin Costello