Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Thom-Sebastiani & duality for matrix factorizations (via DAG)
Speaker: Anatoly Preygel
Speaker Info: MIT
Brief Description:
Special Note:

The 2-periodic dg-category MF of matrix factorizations is a categorical singularity invariant, appearing on the algebro-geometric side of mirror symmetry. After recalling some categorical background, we'll explain the results in the title and how they're useful for establishing basic properties of MF and for relating its Hochschild invariants to classical linear-algebraic invariants of singularities. Finally, we'll give a description of MF in terms of "derived algebraic geometry," and see how this allows one to give conceptual proofs of the results in the title. Time permitting, we may get to another convenient viewpoint in terms of dg-Lie actions on categories.
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Jesse Wolfson
Contact email: wolfson@math.northwestern.edu
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