Summer School on Geometric Representation Theory

9 July—13 July 2018, Institute of Science and Technology Austria


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30–9:30 Registration
9:00–10:00 C-1 C-1 C-2 C-1 C-2
10:00–10:30 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
10:30–11:30 RT-1 RT-2 RT-3 RT-4 RT-5
11:30–1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30–2:30 C-2 C-4 Free afternoon PS-3 C-3
2:30–3:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
3:00–4:00 C-3 C-3 C-4 C-4
4:00-5:00 PS-1 PS-2 PS-4 PS-5
5:00–6:00 Poster session
6:00–9:00 Dinner


Iain Gordon

Andrei Negut — Moduli spaces of sheaves: geometry and representation theory

The purpose of this mini-course is to study moduli spaces of sheaves on a surface, as well as Hecke correspondences between them. Hecke correspondences are varieties parametrizing several sheaves on the surface which only differ at points, and they lead to interesting operators on the cohomology, Chow groups and K-theory of the moduli spaces of sheaves. Applications of this picture range from mathematical physics to classical problems in the algebraic geometry of hyperkähler manifolds.

Nicholas Proudfoot — The Hikita Conjecture

Conical symplectic resolutions often come in dual pairs, and the Hikita conjecture relates the cohomology of one resolution to the coordinate ring of the other. These talks will be an overview of the conjecture and its various generalizations. Along the way, I will touch on a number of fundamental topics in the theory of conical symplectic resolutions, including quantizations and quantum cohomology.

  1. Original Hikita: I will define conical symplectic resolutions and describe the conjecture, with an emphasis on the examples in Hikita’s paper: hypertoric varieties, Hilbert schemes, and the Springer resolution.

  2. Equivariant Hikita: I will state Nakajima’s extension of Hikita’s conjecture, which relates the equivariant cohomology of one resolution (for the conical action) to the quantized coordinate ring of the other. I will also describe the Higgs/Coulomb constructions which are expected to be the source of more examples.

  3. Quantum Hikita: I will describe the most recent version of Hikita’s conjecture, due to Kamnitzer, McBreen, and myself, which relates the quantum cohomology of one resolution to the Hochschild homology of the quantized coordinate ring on the other side.

Catharina Stroppel

Research talks

Martina Balagovic

Tina Kanstrup

Neil Saunders

Alexander Shapiro

Tom Sutherland