Taming open/closed string duality with a Losev trick
Abstract
A target space string field theory formulation for open and closed Bmodel is provided by giving a BatalinVilkovisky quantization of the holomorphic ChernSimons theory with offshell gravity background. The target space expression for the coefficients of the holomorphic anomaly equation for open strings are obtained. Furthermore, open/closed string duality is proved from a judicious integration over the open string fields. In particular, by restriction to the case of independence on continuous open moduli, the shift formulas of [8] are reproduced and shown therefore to encode the data of a closed string dual.
 Publication:

Journal of High Energy Physics
 Pub Date:
 June 2010
 DOI:
 10.1007/JHEP06(2010)063
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1003.2519
 Bibcode:
 2010JHEP...06..063B
 Keywords:

 Topological Strings;
 String Duality;
 String Field Theory;
 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Mathematical Physics
 EPrint:
 22 pages, no figures