For arbitrary gauge groups, we check at the one-instanton level that the Nekrasov partition function of pure N = 2 super Yang-Mills is equal to the norm of a certain coherent state of the corresponding W-algebra. For non-simply-laced gauge groups, we confirm in particular that the coherent state is in the twisted sector of a simply-laced W-algebra.
- Conformal and W symmetry
- Duality in gauge field theories
- Solitons monopoles and instantons
- Supersymmetric gauge theory
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics