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New calculations in Gromov-Witten theory

Research paper by D. Maulik, R. Pandharipande

Indexed on: 17 Jan '06Published on: 17 Jan '06Published in: Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry



Abstract

We use a topological framework to study descendent Gromov-Witten theory in higher genus, non-toric settings. Two geometries are considered: surfaces of general type and the Enriques Calabi-Yau threefold. We conjecture closed formulas for surfaces of general type in classes K and 2K. For the Enriques Calabi-Yau, Gromov-Witten invariants are calculated in genus 0, 1, and 2. In genus 2, the holomorphic anomaly equation is found.