Holomorphic anomaly equations for the formal quintic

Sunday, 4 March, 2018

Published in: 

arXiv:1803.01409

We define a formal Gromov-Witten theory of the quintic 3-fold via localization on CP4. Our main result is a direct geometric proof of holomorphic anomaly equations for the formal quintic in precisely the same form as predicted by B-model physics for the true Gromov-Witten theory of the quintic 3-fold. The results suggest that the formal quintic and the true quintic theories should be related by transformations which respect the holomorphic anomaly equations. Such a relationship has been recently found by Q. Chen, S. Guo, F. Janda, and Y. Ruan via the geometry of new moduli spaces.

Author(s): 

Hyenho Lho
Rahul Pandharipande