Orientifolds, unoriented instantons and localization

Duiliu Emanuel Diaconescu, Bogdan Florea, Aalok Misra

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Abstract

We consider world-sheet instanton effects in N = 1 string orientifolds of noncompact toric Calabi-Yau threefolds. We show that unoriented closed string topological amplitudes can be exactly computed using localization techniques for holomorphic maps with involution. Our results are in precise agreement with mirror symmetry and large N duality predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)975-1004
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • Differential and Algebraic Geometry
  • Superstring Vacua

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