Cohomological Hall algebras, vertex algebras and instantons
Seminar/Forum
A new class of vertex operator algebras, vertex algebra at the corner, are recently introduced by Gaiotto and Rapčák, generalizing the affine Walgebra of \(gl_N\). In my talk, I will discuss an action of this new vertex algebra on the cohomology of certain spiked instanton moduli spaces on 3CY manifold in the sense of Nekrasov. This action is naturally obtained using the cohomological Hall algebras of KontsevichSoibelman. This talk is based on my work in progress, in collaboration with Miroslav Rapčák, Yan Soibelman, and Yaping Yang.
Presenter

Gufang Zhao, University of Melbourne