Laguerre Ensemble: Correlators, Hurwitz Numbers and Hodge Integrals

Massimo Gisonni, Tamara Grava, Giulio Ruzza
2020 Annales de l'Institute Henri Poincare. Physique theorique  
We consider the Laguerre partition function and derive explicit generating functions for connected correlators with arbitrary integer powers of traces in terms of products of Hahn polynomials. It was recently proven in Cunden et al. (Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré D, to appear) that correlators have a topological expansion in terms of weakly or strictly monotone Hurwitz numbers that can be explicitly computed from our formulae. As a second result, we identify the Laguerre partition function with
more » ... n function with only positive couplings and a special value of the parameter α = −1/2 with the modified GUE partition function, which has recently been introduced in Dubrovin et al. (Hodge-GUE correspondence and the discrete KdV equation. arXiv:1612.02333) as a generating function for Hodge integrals. This identification provides a direct and new link between monotone Hurwitz numbers and Hodge integrals.
doi:10.1007/s00023-020-00922-4 fatcat:6tuk7epjxzaidcf5dwayjbzr3i