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From Sigma Models to Four-dimensional QFT, Hamburg : Germany (2010)
Instanton effects in string theory, Twistors and Integrability
Sergey Alexandrov1
(29/11/2010)

The low-energy effective action of compactified Type II string theory is determined by the geometry of its moduli space which receives instanton corrections. I'll present a non-perturbative description of this moduli space, which crucially relies on the twistor approach to quaternionic geometries. Using this approach, I'll show how one can incorporate contributions from all D-brane instantons and give some partial results on instanton effects generated by NS5-brane. I'll argue that, ignoring the latter contributions, the moduli space corresponds to an integrable system.
1 :  LPTA - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Astroparticules
Physique/Physique des Hautes Energies - Théorie