On the equivalence of topological and quantum 2D gravity

A. Marshakov, A. Mironov, A. Morozov

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We demonstrate the equivalence of Virasoro constraints imposed on the continuum limit of the partition function of the hermitean one-matrix model and the Ward indentities of Kontsevich's model. Since the first model describes ordinary d = 2 quantum gravity, while the second one is supposed to coincide with Witten's topological gravity, the result provides a strong implication that the two models are indeed the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-288
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes


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