A Laplacian to compute intersection numbers on $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ and correlation functions in NCQFT

Harald Grosse, Alexander Hock, Raimar Wulkenhaar
March 29, 2019
Let $F_g(t)$ be the generating function of intersection numbers on the moduli spaces $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ of complex curves of genus $g$. As by-product of a complete solution of all non-planar correlation functions of the renormalised $\Phi^3$-matrical QFT model, we explicitly construct a Laplacian $\Delta_t$ on the space of formal parameters $t_i$ satisfying $\exp(\sum_{g\geq 2} N^{2-2g}F_g(t))=\exp((-\Delta_t+F_2(t))/N^2)1$ for any $N>0$. The result is achieved via Dyson-Schwinger equations from noncommutative quantum field theory combined with residue techniques from topological recursion. The genus-$g$ correlation functions of the $\Phi^3$-matricial QFT model are obtained by repeated application of another differential operator to $F_g(t)$ and taking for $t_i$ the renormalised moments of a measure constructed from the covariance of the model.