Nonabelian Hodge isomorphism for moduli stacks


Event details

Date 31.05.2022 13:1515:00  
Speaker Ben Davison (The University of Edinburgh)
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

If C is a smooth projective complex curve, then by classical nonabelian Hodge theory there is a diffeomorphism between the coarse moduli space of representations of the fundamental group of C, and the coarse moduli space of degree zero semistable Higgs bundles on C.  In particular, the Borel-Moore homology of these two moduli spaces is isomorphic.

In this talk I will construct an isomorphism between the Borel-Moore homologies of the full stack of representations of the fundamental group and the full stack of degree zero semistable Higgs bundles.  In the absence of any kind of isomorphism between these two stacks, the isomorphism in BM homology has to take a roundabout route, via an isomorphism of the "BPS cohomology" of the two moduli problems.  This in turn is provided by the classical nonabelian Hodge theory, along with a freeness result regarding the BPS Lie algebra on both sides of nonabelian Hodge theory.  This is joint work in progress with Lucien Hennecart and Sebastain Schlegel-Mejia.In the first part of the talk I will introduce some of the objects mentioned above, including the BPS Lie algebra, which plays a leading role in the story.


Practical information

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  • Free


  • Dimitri Wyss


  • Monique Kiener (if you want to attend to the seminar by zoom, please contact me, and I'll give you the link)

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