Intersecting surface defects and instanton partition functions

Yiwen Pan, Wolfger Peelaers
2017 Journal of High Energy Physics  
We analyze intersecting surface defects inserted in interacting four-dimensional N = 2 supersymmetric quantum field theories. We employ the realization of a class of such systems as the infrared fixed points of renormalization group flows from larger theories, triggered by perturbed Seiberg-Witten monopole-like configurations, to compute their partition functions. These results are cast into the form of a partition function of 4d/2d/0d coupled systems. Our computations provide concrete
more » ... ns for the instanton partition function in the presence of intersecting defects and we study the corresponding ADHM model.
doi:10.1007/jhep07(2017)073 fatcat:oak63kkdpbaipc7lccl34rm3hm