On determinant representation and integrability of Nekrasov functions

A. Mironov*, A. Morozov

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Conformal blocks and their AGT relations to LMNS integrals and Nekrasov functions are best described by “conformal” (or Dotsenko–Fateev) matrix models, but in non-Gaussian Dijkgraaf–Vafa phases, where different eigenvalues are integrated along different contours. In such matrix models, the determinant representations and integrability are restored only after a peculiar Fourier transform in the numbers of integrations. From the point of view of conformal blocks, this is Fourier transform w.r.t. the intermediate dimensions, and this explains why such quantities are expressed through tau-functions in Miwa parametrization, with external dimensions playing the role of multiplicities. In particular, these determinant representations provide solutions to the Painlevé VI equation. We also explain how this pattern looks in the pure gauge limit, which is described by the Brezin–Gross–Witten matrix model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-46
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics Letters B
Early online date8 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017


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