The topological matrix model of the c = 1 string

Imbimbo, Camillo ; Mukhi, Sunil (1995) The topological matrix model of the c = 1 string Nuclear Physics - Section B: Particle Physics, Field Theory and Statistical Systems, Physical Mathematics, 449 (3). pp. 553-568. ISSN 0550-3213

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We derive a Kontsevich-type matrix model for the c = 1 string directly from the W solution of the theory. The model that we obtain is different from previous proposals, which are proven to be incorrect. Our matrix model contains the Penner and Kontsevich cases, and we study its quantum effective action. The simplicity of our model leads to an encouraging interpretation in the context of background-independent non-critical string field theory.

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