Chains of KP, semi-infinite 1-Toda lattice hierarchy and Kontsevich integral. (English) Zbl 0997.35070

Summary: There are well-known constructions of integrable systems that are chains of infinitely many copies of the equations of the KP hierarchy “glued” together with some additional variables, for example, the modified KP hierarchy. Another interpretation of the latter, in terms of infinite matrices, is called the 1-Toda lattice hierarchy. One way infinite reduction of this hierarchy has all the solutions in the form of sequences of expanding Wronskians.
We define another chain of the KP equations, also with solutions of the Wronskian type, that is characterized by the property to stabilize with respect to a gradation. Under some constraints imposed, the tau functions of the chain are the tau functions associated with the Kontsevich integrals.


35Q53 KdV equations (Korteweg-de Vries equations)
35Q58 Other completely integrable PDE (MSC2000)
37K10 Completely integrable infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian and Lagrangian systems, integration methods, integrability tests, integrable hierarchies (KdV, KP, Toda, etc.)
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