We show that equivariant Donaldson polynomials of compact toric surfaces can be calculated as residues of suitable combinations of Virasoro conformal blocks, by building on AGT correspondence between $\mathcal{N}=2$\ supersymmetric gauge theories and two-dimensional conformal field theory. Talk presented by A.T. at the conference Interactions between Geometry and Physics {\textemdash} in honor of Ugo Bruzzo{\textquoteright}s 60th birthday 17{\textendash}22 August 2015, Guaruj{\'a}, S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil, mostly based on Bawane et al. (0000) and Bershtein et al. (0000).

}, keywords = {AGT, Donaldson invariants, Equivariant localization, Exact partition function, Supersymmetry, Virasoro conformal blocks}, issn = {0393-0440}, doi = {https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomphys.2017.01.012}, url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0393044017300165}, author = {Mikhail Bershtein and Giulio Bonelli and Massimiliano Ronzani and Alessandro Tanzini} } @article {Bershtein2016, title = {Exact results for N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories on compact toric manifolds and equivariant Donaldson invariants}, journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics}, volume = {2016}, number = {7}, year = {2016}, month = {Jul}, pages = {23}, abstract = {We provide a contour integral formula for the exact partition function of $\mathcal{N}=2$ supersymmetric $U(N)$ gauge theories on compact toric four-manifolds by means of supersymmetric localisation. We perform the explicit evaluation of the contour integral for $U(2)\; \mathcal{N}=2^\star$ theory on $\mathbb{P}^2$ for all instanton numbers. In the zero mass case, corresponding to the $\mathcal{N}=4$ supersymmetric gauge theory, we obtain the generating function of the Euler characteristics of instanton moduli spaces in terms of mock-modular forms. In the decoupling limit of infinite mass we find that the generating function of local and surface observables computes equivariant Donaldson invariants, thus proving in this case a longstanding conjecture by N. Nekrasov. In the case of vanishing first Chern class the resulting equivariant Donaldson polynomials are new.

}, issn = {1029-8479}, doi = {10.1007/JHEP07(2016)023}, url = {https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP07(2016)023}, author = {Mikhail Bershtein and Giulio Bonelli and Massimiliano Ronzani and Alessandro Tanzini} }