Open minimal strings and open Gelfand-Dickey hierarchies

Konstantin Aleshkin, Vladimir Belavin

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We study the connection between minimal Liouville string theory and generalized open KdV hierarchies. We are interested in generalizing Douglas string equation formalism to the open topology case. We show that combining the results of the closed topology, based on the Frobenius manifold structure and resonance transformations, with the appropriate open case modification, which requires the insertion of macroscopic loop operators, we reproduce the well-known result for the expectation value of a bulk operator for the FZZT brane coupled to the general (q, p) minimal model. The matching of the results of the two setups gives new evidence of the connection between minimal Liouville gravity and the theory of Topological Gravity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number43
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes


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