01229nas a2200169 4500008004100000245006500041210006200106260001000168520073800178100001600916700003100932700001500963700001200978700001400990700001901004856003601023 2011 en d00aD-branes, surface operators, and ADHM quiver representations0 aDbranes surface operators and ADHM quiver representations bSISSA3 aA supersymmetric quantum mechanical model is constructed for BPS states bound to surface operators in five dimensional SU(r) gauge theories using D-brane engineering. This model represents the effective action of a certain D2-brane configuration, and is naturally obtained by dimensional reduction of a quiver $(0,2)$ gauged linear sigma model. In a special stability chamber, the resulting moduli space of quiver representations is shown to be smooth and isomorphic to a moduli space of framed quotients on the projective plane. A precise conjecture relating a K-theoretic partition function of this moduli space to refined open string invariants of toric lagrangian branes is formulated for conifold and local P^1 x P^1 geometries.1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aDiaconescu, Duiliu-Emanuel1 aYardim, M.1 aPan, G.1 aZhang, Yi1 aWu-yen, Chuang uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/4133