Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

D3-instantons, Mock Theta Series and Twistors

Abstract : The D-instanton corrected hypermultiplet moduli space of type II string theory compactified on a Calabi-Yau threefold is known in the type IIA picture to be determined in terms of the generalized Donaldson-Thomas invariants, through a twistorial construction. At the same time, in the mirror type IIB picture, and in the limit where only D3-D1-D(-1)-instanton corrections are retained, it should carry an isometric action of the S-duality group SL(2,Z). We prove that this is the case in the one-instanton approximation, by constructing a holomorphic action of SL(2,Z) on the linearized twistor space. Using the modular invariance of the D4-D2-D0 black hole partition function, we show that the standard Darboux coordinates in twistor space have modular anomalies controlled by period integrals of a Siegel-Narain theta series, which can be canceled by a contact transformation generated by a holomorphic mock theta series.
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : L2c Aigle <>
Submitted on : Monday, June 7, 2021 - 12:19:35 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 8:20:49 AM


Publisher files allowed on an open archive


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License



Sergey Alexandrov, Jan Manschot, Boris Pioline. D3-instantons, Mock Theta Series and Twistors. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2013, pp.002. ⟨10.1007/JHEP04(2013)002⟩. ⟨hal-00715152⟩



Record views


Files downloads