The universal hypermultiplet moduli space metric in the type-IIA superstring theory compactified on a Calabi-Yau threefold is related to integrable systems. The instanton corrections in four dimensions arise due to multiple wrapping of BPS membranes and fivebranes around certain (supersymmetric) cycles of Calabi-Yau. The exact (non-perturbative) metrics can be calculated in the special cases of (i) the D-instantons (or the wrapped D2-branes) in the absence of fivebranes, and (ii) the fivebrane instantons with vanishing charges, in the absence of D-instantons. The solutions of the first type are governed by the three-dimensional Toda equation, whereas the solutions of the second type are governed by the particular Painlevé VI equation.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Fortschritte der Physik|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)