Invariants of spectral curves and intersection theory of moduli spaces of complex curves

Research paper by B. Eynard

Indexed on: 13 Oct '11Published on: 13 Oct '11Published in: Mathematical Physics


To any spectral curve S, we associate a topological class {\Lambda}(S) in a moduli space M^b_{g,n} of "b-colored" stable Riemann surfaces of given topology (genus g, n boundaries), whose integral coincides with the topological recursion invariants W_{g,n}(S) of the spectral curve S. This formula can be viewed as a generalization of the ELSV formula (whose spectral curve is the Lambert function and the associated class is the Hodge class), or Marino-Vafa formula (whose spectral curve is the mirror curve of the framed vertex, and the associated class is the product of 3 Hodge classes), but for an arbitrary spectral curve. In other words, to a B-model (i.e. a spectral curve) we systematically associate a mirror A-model (integral in a moduli space of "colored" Riemann surfaces). We find that the mirror map, i.e. the relationship between the A-model moduli and B-model moduli, is realized by the Laplace transform.