Topological strings, contact terms and the holomorphic anomaly

  • Carlo Becchi
  • Stefano Giusto
  • Camillo Imbimbo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 525)


By analysing the coupling of the topological B-sigma model to topological gravity we find new, cohomological, interpretations of the holomorphic anomaly.


Modulus Space Target Space Topological String Contact Term String Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Becchi
    • 1
  • Stefano Giusto
    • 2
  • Camillo Imbimbo
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Lyman Laboratory of PhysicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di LecceLecceItaly

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