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# Black holes, q-deformed 2d Yang–Mills, and non-perturbative topological strings

@inproceedings{Aganagic2005BlackHQ, title={Black holes, q-deformed 2d Yang–Mills, and non-perturbative topological strings}, author={Mina Aganagic and Hirosi Ooguri and Natalia Saulina and Cumrun Vafa}, year={2005} }

- Published 2005
DOI:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2005.02.035

We count the number of bound states of BPS black holes on local Calabi-Yau threefolds involving a Riemann surface of genus g. We show that the corresponding gauge theory on the brane reduces to a q-deformed Yang-Mills theory on the Riemann surface. Following the recent connection between the black hole entropy and the topological string partition function, we find that for a large black hole charge N , up to corrections of O(e ), ZBH is given as a sum of a square of chiral blocks, each of which… CONTINUE READING