Colored HOMFLYPT counts holomorphic curves

Tobias Ekholm, Vivek Shende

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We compute the contribution of all multiple covers of an isolated rigid embedded holomorphic annulus, stretching between Lagrangians, to the skein-valued count of open holomorphic curves in a Calabi-Yau 3-fold. The result agrees with the predictions from topological string theory and we use it to prove the Ooguri-Vafa formula that identifies the colored HOMFLYPT invariants of a link with a count of holomorphic curves ending on the conormal Lagrangian of the link in the resolved conifold. This generalizes our previous work which proved the result for the fundamental color.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 3. Jan 2021

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