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Spherical Hecke algebra in the Nekrasov-Shatashvili limit and N=2 instanton partition function

by Dott. Jean Emile Bourgine (INFN - Bologna)

Feb 04, 2015 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Where Aula Teorici, via Irnerio 46

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Instanton partition functions of $\mathcal{N}=2$ gauge theories manifest remarquable properties. In particular, they exhibit both integrable features and an intriguing correspondence (AGT) with 2d Conformal Field Theories (Liouville&Toda). This can be understood from the presence of the Spherical Hecke central algebra, a Hopf algebra built upon a Double Degenerate Affine Hecke Algebra. In this talk, I will review the action of the algebra on Nekrasov partition functions. Then, I will consider a specific limit of the background where integrability becomes explicit and takes the form of a TBA-like Non-Linear Integral Equation.