(06018) The n-point functions for intersection numbers on moduli spaces of curves

Abstract

We derive from Witten's KdV equation a simple formula of the $n$-point functions for intersection numbers on moduli spaces of curves, generalizing Dijkgraaf's two-point function and Zagier's three-point function. This formula uncovers many new identities about integrals of $\psi$ classes and provides an elementary and more efficient algorithm to compute intersection numbers other than the celebrated Witten-Kontsevich theorem.

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