Communications in Number Theory and Physics
Volume 6 (2012)
BPS invariants of $\CN=4$ gauge theory on Hirzebruch surfaces
Pages: 497 – 516
Generating functions of BPS invariants for $\CN=4$ $U(r)$ gauge theory on aHirzebruch surface with $r\leq 3$ are computed. The BPS invariantsprovide the Betti numbers of moduli spaces of semi-stable sheaves.The generating functions for $r=2$ are expressed in terms of higher level Appellfunctions for a certain polarization of the surface. The level corresponds to the self-intersection of the basecurve of the Hirzebruch surface. The non-holomorphic functions aredetermined, which added to the holomorphic generating functions providefunctions, which transform as a modular form.