Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: A study of derived self-intersections
Speaker: Andrei Caldararu
Speaker Info: Wisconsin
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Special Note:

If X is a smooth subvariety of a smooth variety Y we study the derived intersection LX of X with itself inside Y. The resulting space is an algebro-geometric analogue of the space of paths in Y beginning and ending in X. As such it has a natural structure of homotopy groupoid. In my talk I shall discuss recent results with Arinkin which give a precise criterion for determining when LX is a linear fibration over X. If time will allow I'll also present results with Calaque and Tu on the more general question of determining when the homotopy groupoid LX is actually a dg-group scheme over X. The remarkable aspect of the entire story is the existence of a strong analogy between the algebro-geometric picture and problems in Lie theory and homotopy theory.
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Jesse Wolfson
Contact email: wolfson@math.northwestern.edu
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