- Acta Math.
- Volume 202, Number 2 (2009), 139-193.
The quantum orbifold cohomology of weighted projective spaces
We calculate the small quantum orbifold cohomology of arbitrary weighted projective spaces. We generalize Givental’s heuristic argument, which relates small quantum cohomology to S1-equivariant Floer cohomology of loop space, to weighted projective spaces and use this to conjecture an explicit formula for the small J-function, a generating function for certain genus-zero Gromov–Witten invariants. We prove this conjecture using a method due to Bertram. This provides the first non-trivial example of a family of orbifolds of arbitrary dimension for which the small quantum orbifold cohomology is known. In addition we obtain formulas for the small J-functions of weighted projective complete intersections satisfying a combinatorial condition; this condition naturally singles out the class of orbifolds with terminal singularities.
Acta Math., Volume 202, Number 2 (2009), 139-193.
Received: 26 October 2006
First available in Project Euclid: 31 January 2017
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Coates, Tom; Corti, Alessio; Lee, Yuan-Pin; Tseng, Hsian-Hua. The quantum orbifold cohomology of weighted projective spaces. Acta Math. 202 (2009), no. 2, 139--193. doi:10.1007/s11511-009-0035-x. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.acta/1485892396