00891nas a2200121 4500008004300000245004600043210004600089520053600135100001600671700002200687700002400709856003600733 2008 en_Ud 00aInstanton counting on Hirzebruch surfaces0 aInstanton counting on Hirzebruch surfaces3 aWe 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.1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aPoghossian, Rubik1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2852