Gromov-Witten invariant

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Named after Mikhail Gromov and Edward Witten.

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Gromov-Witten invariant (plural Gromov-Witten invariants)

  1. (mathematics) A rational number that, in certain situations, counts pseudoholomorphic curves meeting prescribed conditions in a given symplectic manifold. They have applications in string theory.