Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Okounkov's conjecture via BPS Lie algebras
Speaker: Ben Davison
Speaker Info: University of Edinburgh
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Let $Q$ be an arbitrary finite quiver. We use nonabelian stable envelopes to relate representations of the Maulik-Okounkov Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}^{\text{MO}}_Q$ to representations of the BPS Lie algebra associated to the tripled quiver $\tilde{Q}$ with its canonical potential. We use this comparison to provide an isomorphism between the Maulik-Okounkov Lie algebra and the BPS Lie algebra. Via this isomorphism we prove Okounkov's conjecture, equating the graded dimensions of the Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}^{\text{MO}}_Q$ with the coefficients of Kac polynomials. Via general results regarding cohomological Hall algebras in dimensions two and three we furthermore give a complete description of $\mathfrak{g}^{\text{MO}}_Q$ as a generalised Kac-Moody Lie algebra with Cartan datum given by intersection cohomology of singular Nakajima quiver varieties, and prove a conjecture of Maulik and Okounkov, stating that their Lie algebra is obtained from a Lie algebra defined over the rationals, by extension of scalars.
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Lunt 103
Contact Person: Ezra Getzler
Contact email: getzler@northwestern.edu
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