Crepant resolutions and open strings

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In the present paper, we formulate a Crepant Resolution Correspondence for open Gromov–Witten invariants (OCRC) of toric Lagrangian branes inside Calabi–Yau 3-orbifolds by encoding the open theories into sections of Givental’s symplectic vector space. The correspondence can be phrased as the identification of these sections via a linear morphism of Givental spaces. We deduce from this a Bryan–Graber-type statement for disk invariants, which we extend to arbitrary topologies in the Hard Lefschetz case. Motivated by ideas of Iritani, Coates–Corti–Iritani–Tseng and Ruan, we furthermore propose (1) a general form of the morphism entering the OCRC, which arises from a geometric correspondence between equivariant K-groups, and (2) an all-genus version of the OCRC for Hard Lefschetz targets. We provide a complete proof of both statements in the case of minimal resolutions of threefold A n -singularities; as a necessary step of the proof we establish the all-genus closed Crepant Resolution Conjecture with descendents in its strongest form for this class of examples. Our methods rely on a new description of the quantum D-modules underlying the equivariant Gromov–Witten theory of this family of targets.


Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal fuer die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik: Crelle's journal
Early online date8 Apr 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Apr 2017