Resurgent transseries and the holomorphic anomaly


(2013). Resurgent transseries and the holomorphic anomaly . Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/13100123


Resurgent transseries and the holomorphic anomaly . Perimeter Institute, Oct. 24, 2013, https://pirsa.org/13100123


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:13100123,
            doi = {10.48660/13100123},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/13100123},
            author = {},
            keywords = {},
            language = {en},
            title = {Resurgent transseries and the holomorphic anomaly },
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2013},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:13100123 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


Topological string theory is restricted enough to be solved completely in the perturbative sector, yet it is able to compute amplitudes in physical string theory and it also enjoys large N dualities. These gauge theory duals, sometimes in the form of matrix models, can be solved past perturbation theory by plugging transseries ansätze into the so called string equation. Based on the mathematics of resurgence, developed in the 80's by J. Ecalle, this approach has been recently applied with tremendous success to matrix models and their double scaling limits (Painlevé I, etc). A natural question is if something similar can be done directly in the topological closed string sector. In this seminar I will show how the holomorphic anomaly equations of BCOV provide the starting point to derive a master equation which can be solved with a transseries ansatz. I will review the perturbative sector of the solutions, its structure, and how it generalizes for higher instanton nonperturbative sectors. Resurgence, in the guise of large order behavior of the perturbative sector, will be used to derive the holomorphicity of the instanton actions that control the asymptotics of the perturbative sector, and also to fix the holomorphic ambiguities in some cases. The example of local CP^2 will be used to illustrate these results. This work is based on 1308.1695 and on-going research in collaboration with J.D. Edelstein, R. Schiappa and M. Vonk.