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HEP/Astro Seminar, Wednesday 15th October, 1997

The Holomorphic Anomaly in Topological Strings

Camillo Imbimbo (INFN, Sezione di Genova)


The holomorphic anomaly of topological strings is
commonly seen as the signal that certain BRS-trivial states fail
to decouple due to contributions from the boundary of the
moduli space. I explain why this interpretation is incorrect and how the
non-holomorphicity of the physical correlators in no way implies a
violation of BRS symmetry.

3:30pm, Smith Lab 4079

Francesco Antonuccio ( anton@pacific.mps.ohio-state.edu), last updated 15-SEP-97.