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Instanton counting on Hirzebruch surfaces

TitleInstanton counting on Hirzebruch surfaces
Publication TypePreprint
AuthorsBruzzo, U, Poghossian, R, Tanzini, A
Document NumberSISSA;55/2008/FM

We perform a study of the moduli space of framed torsion free sheaves on Hirzebruch surfaces by using localization techniques. After discussing general properties of this moduli space, we classify its fixed points under the appropriate toric action and compute its Poincare\\\' polynomial. From the physical viewpoint, our results provide the partition function of N=4 Vafa-Witten theory on Hirzebruch surfaces, which is relevant in black hole entropy counting problems according to a conjecture due to Ooguri, Strominger and Vafa.

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