Derived Categories in Algebraic Geometry: mini-courses, talks and abstracts
Henning Krause (Bielefeld University)
For a compactly generated triangulated category, there is a notion of stratification based on the action of a graded commutative noetherian ring. I will explain this concept and its applications. Then I will present examples where such a stratification has been established. This is a report on a joint project with Dave Benson and Srikanth Iyengar.
Stratifying triangulated categories
Alexander Polishchuk (University of Oregon)
I will describe recent joint work with Arkady Vaintrob.
Fan-Jarvis-Ruan theory is an analog of Gromov-Witten theory in which
a target space is replaced by a quasihomogeneous isolated hypersurface singularity.
In the case of simple singularities of type A it corresponds to the intersection theory on the moduli
space of higher spin curves, and constitutes a framework for the famous Witten conjectures,
proved by Kontsevich for A_1-singularity and by Faber-Shadrin- Zvonkine in general.
In my lectures I will explain the algebro-geometric construction of the relevant cohomological
field theory based on the theory of matrix factorizations. The crucial construction of an analog
of the virtual fundamental class involves derived categories of matrix factorizations in a global
Alexei Bondal (Steklov Institute)
Orthogonal decompositions of sl(n) and mutually unbiased bases
Igor Burban (University of Bonn)
This talk is based on my joint work with Yuriy Drozd, arXiv:1002.3042.
Cohen-Macaulay modules over non-isolated surface singularities
I am going to explain the classification of indecomposable Cohen-Macaulay
modules over a certain class of non-isolated Gorenstein surface
singularities called degenerate cusps. The core of our approach is a
categorical construction, allowing to reduce this classification problem
to a certain matrix problem of tame representation type.
I am going to illustrate our method on the case of the rings
k[[x,y,z]]/(x^3 + y^2 - xyz), k[[x,y,z]]/(xyz) and k[[x,y,u,v]]/(xy,
uv). In the case of degenerate cusps, which are hypersurface
singularities, our technique leads to a description of all
indecomposable matrix factorizations of the underlying polynomials.
Alberto Canonaco (Università di Pavia)
We will discuss some properties of the functor sending an object in
the bounded derived category of the product of two smooth projective
varieties to the Fourier-Mukai functor with that object as kernel. In
particular we will show that this functor is not always essentially
injective, namely that there exist non-isomorphic kernels defining
isomorphic Fourier-Mukai functors. On the other hand, the cohomology
sheaves of a kernel are always uniquely determined, up to isomorphism,
by the functor. This is a joint work with P. Stellari.
Non-uniqueness of Fourier-Mukai kernels
Tobias Dyckerhoff (Yale University)
I will describe joint work in progress with Mikhail Kapranov.
Higher Segal spaces
Segal spaces were introduced by C. Rezk as models for higher
categories whose composition law is
weakly associative up to coherent homotopy. In this talk, we will
introduce the notion of a
2-Segal space which is a simplicial space satisfying a weaker locality condition
than a (1-)Segal space. We will discuss examples of 2-Segal spaces,
such as Waldhausen spaces,
explain their relevance for Hall algebra constructions, and outline
their basic theory within the context of model categories.
Alexei Elagin (IITP, Moscow)
I will talk about derived categories of equivariant sheaves on algebraic varieties. A series of examples of full exceptional collections in such categories will be presented, as well as general method to construct them. The construction starts from an exceptional collection in ordinary derived category and produces an exceptional collection in equivariant derived category by descent. In this context, I will give a simple but useful criterion for the derived category of a variety to be recovered from the derived category of its covering by means of descent.
Equivariant derived categories and descent theory for derived categories
David Favero (University of Vienna)
Generation time was introduced by A. Bondal and M. Van den Bergh in
order to demonstrate saturatedness of the derived category of a smooth
proper variety. The notion was developed further by R. Rouquier and
D. Orlov where they study the minimal generation time and the set of
all generation times as a categorical invariant. I will summarize
results in a recent preprint with M. Ballard and L. Katzarkov
connecting generation time to the existence of algebraic cycles on a
Generation time and algebraic cycles
Daniel Huybrechts (Universitaet Bonn)
I review some of the open problems
concerning the Chow groups of K3 surfaces over
the complex numbers and over number fields.
In particular, I shall discuss the case of generic Picard group
in the various settings (eg for symplectic automorphisms)
Chow groups of K3 surfaces
Timothy Logvinenko (University of Warwick)
Seidel and Thomas introduced some years ago a notion
of a spherical object in the derived category D(X) of
a smooth projective variety X. Such objects induce,
in a simple way, auto-equivalences of D(X) called
'spherical twists'. In a sense, they are mirror-symmetric
analogues of Lagrangian spheres on a symplectic manifold and
the induced auto-equivalences mirror the Dehn twists
associated with the latter.
We generalise this notion to the relative context by
explaining what does it mean for an object of D(Z x X)
to be _spherical over Z_ for any two separated schemes
Z and X of finite type. This is a joint work with Rina Anno.
Relative spherical objects
Wendy Lowen (Universiteit Antwerpen)
We discuss applications of Rouquier's cocovering theorem, which
allows to prove compact generation of triangulated categories based upon
certain coverings by localizations, to the setting of Grothendieck
categories. We obtain some positive results for Grothendieck categories
arising as non-commutative deformations of certain surfaces.
On compact generation of some deformed surfaces
Emanuele Macri (University of Bonn)
In this seminar (based on joint work in progress with A. Bayer, Y.
Toda, and A. Bertram), we will present a conjectural approach to the
construction of Bridgeland stability conditions on the derived
category of a higher dimensional variety.
The main ingredient is a generalization to complexes of the classical
Bogomolov inequality for sheaves.
Bogomolov-type inequalities in higher dimension
We will also discuss an application of this inequality to the Fujita
Conjecture for threefolds.
Amnon Neeman (Australian National University)
There has been a string of recent results relating tensor triangulated categories with algebro-geometric objects, known as their "spectra". I will report on the recent PhD thesis of my student Greg Stevenson, who developed a variant of this theory when one triangulated category acts on another. His main application is to Orlov's derived category of singularities.
The spectrum of a triangulated category acted on by another
Leonid Positselsky (HSE)
The triangulated category of conventional free or
projective matrix factorizations over an affine scheme can be
simply defined as their homotopy category, but the constructions
of the derived categories of the second kind are needed in
order to work either with locally free matrix factorizations over
a nonaffine scheme, or with coherent (analogues of) matrix
factorizations. I will discuss the definitions of the coderived and
absolute derived categories of various classes of matrix
factorizations, and their interrelations. Various complements to
and strengthenings of Orlov's recent theorem connecting matrix
factorizations over a singular nonaffine scheme with
the triangulated category of singularities of the zero locus of
the superpotential will be given.
Matrix factorizations and exotic derived categories
Paolo Stellari (Universita' degli Studi di Milano)
Fourier-Mukai functors play a distinct role in algebraic geometry.
Nevertheless two questions remained open: are all exact functors
between the bounded derived categories of smooth projective varieties
of Fourier-Mukai type? Is the Fourier-Mukai kernel unique? We will
answer positively to these questions under some assumptions on
the exact functor. This extends previous results by Lunts, Orlov
and Ballard. Along the way, we will show that, in geometric contexts,
full functors are faithful as well. This is a joint work in collaboration
with A. Canonaco and, partly, with D. Orlov.
Fourier-Mukai functors in the supported setting
Yukinobu Toda (University of Tokyo, IPMU)
The generalized DT invariants counting one dimensional semistable sheaves on Calabi-Yau 3-folds
conjectured to satisfy a certain multiple cover formula. In this talk, I explain an approach
the multiple cover conjecture using Jacobian localizations and the notion of parabolic stable
Multiple cover formula of generalized DT invariants
Vadik Vologodsky (University of Oregon)
I will explain how a very general construction from Homological Algebra
yields a functor from the category of Voevodsky's motives over the field of complex numbers to a certain
derived category of mixed Hodge structures with the weight filtration defined integrally.
On the Hodge realization of Voevodsky's motives