Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 338, Issue 2, pp 533–561 | Cite as

The Topological Open String Wavefunction

  • Alba GrassiEmail author
  • Johan Källén
  • Marcos Mariño


We show that, in local Calabi–Yau manifolds, the topological open string partition function transforms as a wavefunction under modular transformations. Our derivation is based on the topological recursion for matrix models, and it generalizes in a natural way the known result for the closed topological string sector. As an application, we derive results for vacuum expectation values of 1/2 BPS Wilson loops in ABJM theory at all genera in a strong coupling expansion, for various representations.


Wilson Loop Open String Topological String ABJM Theory String Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section de Mathématiques, Département de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland

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