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COHA and AGT for Spiked Instantons

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The well-known AGT correspondence relates $\mathcal{W}_N$-algebras and supersymmetric gauge theories on $\mathbb{C}^2$. Embedding $\mathbb{C}^2$ as a coordinate plane inside $\mathbb{C}^3$, one can associate the COHA to $\mathbb{C}^3$ and derive the corresponding $\mathcal{W}_N$ as a truncation of its Drinfeld double. Building up on Zhao's talk, I will discuss a generalization of this story, where $\mathbb{C}^2$ is replaced by a more general divisor inside $\mathbb{C}^3$ with three smooth components supported on the three coordinate planes. Truncations of the Drinfeld double lead to a three-parameter family of algebras $\mathcal{W}_{L,M,N}$ determining the vertex algebras associated to Nekrasov's spiked instantons. Many interesting questions emerge when considering a general Calabi-Yau three-fold instead of $\mathbb{C}^3$. I will discuss a class of vertex algebras conjecturally arising from divisors inside more general toric Calabi-Yau three-folds.