### A recursion formula for the moments of the gaussian orthogonal ensemble

We present an analogue of the Harer–Zagier recursion formula for the moments of the gaussian Orthogonal Ensemble in the form of a five term recurrence equation. The proof is based on simple gaussian integration by parts and differential equations on Laplace transforms. A similar recursion formula holds for the gaussian Symplectic Ensemble. As in the complex case, the result is interpreted as a recursion formula for the number of 1-vertex maps in locally orientable surfaces with a given number of...