Summer school - Derived categories

Reception, lectures and short courses will be held at Amphi Pasteur Building 2 (see Practical informations - Campus map)

Dennis Gaitsgory

Lie theory from the point of view of derived algebraic geometry

  • (Lecture 1: The basics)  (a) Deformation theory (b) The notion of *inf-scheme* (c) Ind-coherent sheaves on inf-schemes
  • (Lecture 2: Lie algebras and group inf-schemes ) (a) Formal moduli problems à la Lurie (b) Review of Quillen duality (c) The exponential construction
  • (Lecture 3: Lie algebroids) (a) The inertia group (b) The notion of Lie algebroid in derived algebraic geometry (c) Relation the classical notion of Lie algebroid
  • (Lecture 4: applications of Lie algebroids) (a) Deformation to the normal bundle (b) The notion of n-th infinitesimal neighborhood (c) Relation to the BPW filtration

Some materials for these lectures will be posted at:

Henning Krause

Stratification of triangulated categories

The aim of these lectures is to explain how derived categories arising in algebra and geometry can be stratified. A prototypical result is the Hopkins-Neeman classification of localising subcategories of the derived category of a commutative noetherian ring. This will be discussed in some detail. A basic tool are local cohomology functors for triangulated categories which are defined with respect to a central ring action. This leads to a notion of cohomological support which is inspired by the study of support varieties in modular representation theory. Further concepts to be disussed are: local-global principles, tensor triangulated structures, homotopy categories of injectives, and exceptional sequences. A useful reference is: D.J. Benson, S.B. Iyengar, H. Krause, Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support, Oberwolfach Seminars 43, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2012, 111 pp.

Henning's slides

Henning's course (texxed by P.Belmans)

Alexander Kuznetsov

Derived categories of cubic 4-folds

  • (Topic 1) An overview of semiorthogonal decompositions; derived categories of cubic hypersurfaces; the Serre functor of their nontrivial components.
  • (Topic 2 ) (a) Symplectic structure on moduli spaces of objects; The symplectic structure of the Fano scheme of lines.
  • (Topic 3) Derived categories of cubic fourfolds containing a plane.
  • (Topic 4) Derived categories of Pfaffian cubics.
  • (Topic 5) Derived categories and the Fano scheme of lines.
Yukinobu Toda

Stability conditions and Donaldson-Thomas invariants

  • (Topic 1)  Bridgeland stability conditions

    The notion of stability conditions on triangulated categories was introduced by Bridgeland in 2002, as a mathematical framework of Douglas’s Pi-stability. I will give an introduction to Bridgeland stability conditions and explain how they are related to mirror symmetry and birational geometry.

  • (Topic 2 ) Donaldson-Thomas invariants.

    The Donaldson-Thomas invariants are invariants counting stable coherent sheaves on Calabi-Yau 3-folds. They were introduced by Thomas in 1998, and later generalized by Joyce-Song, Kontsevich-Soibelman. I will give an introduction to Donaldson-Thomas invariants and explain some results and conjectures on them. I will explain the role of Bridgeland stability conditions for these problems.



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