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Volume 47, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 307–359
DOI: 10.2977/PRIMS/37

Published online: 2011-03-24

Donaldson = Seiberg–Witten from Mochizuki's Formula and Instanton Counting

Lothar Göttsche[1], Hiraku Nakajima[2] and Kota Yoshioka[3]

(1) International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
(2) Kyoto University, Japan
(3) Kobe University, Japan

We propose an explicit formula connecting Donaldson invariants and Seiberg–Witten invariants of a 4-manifold of simple type via Nekrasov's deformed partition function for the N = 2 SUSY gauge theory with a single fundamental matter. This formula is derived from Mochizuki's formula, which makes sense and was proved when the 4-manifold is complex projective. Assuming our formula is true for a 4-manifold of simple type, we prove Witten's conjecture and sum rules for Seiberg–Witten invariants (superconformal simple type condition), conjectured by Mariño, Moore and Peradze.

Keywords: Donaldson invariants, Seiberg{Witten invariants, instanton counting

Göttsche Lothar, Nakajima Hiraku, Yoshioka Kota: Donaldson = Seiberg–Witten from Mochizuki's Formula and Instanton Counting. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 47 (2011), 307-359. doi: 10.2977/PRIMS/37