Working Seminar Mathematical Physics -- Enumerative geometry tau-functions and Virasoro group operators

11/05/2015 - 16:00
11/05/2015 - 17:30
Speaker: 
Alexander Alexandrov (CRM, Concordia University)
Location: 
Concordia University, Math Help Center, room 912.00 / Library Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montréal
Abstract: 

In this talk I will describe relations between three enumerative geometry tau-functions: the Kontsevich--Witten, Hurwitz and Hodge tau-functions. The relations allow us to describe the tau-functions in terms of matrix integrals, Virasoro constraints and Kac--Schwarz operators. All constructed operators belong to the algebra (or group) of symmetries of the KP hierarchy.

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