3-8 February 2019
Lecture Hall(1F), Kavli IPMU
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Categorical Hikita duality

5 Feb 2019, 15:30
Lecture Hall(1F), Kavli IPMU

Lecture Hall(1F), Kavli IPMU


Michael McBreen


Symplectic duality predicts various relationships (often somewhat mysterious) between the Higgs and Coulomb branches of certain $3d$ $\mathcal{N}=4$ supersymmetric gauge theories. In particular, Hikita's conjecture relates the cohomology ring of the Higgs branch with the coordinate ring of the fixed scheme of the Coulomb branch, with respect to a torus action on the latter. I will discuss joint work with Roman Bezrukavnikov, which proposes a categorical analogue of this conjecture for abelian gauge theories. It relates constructible sheaves on the loop space of the Higgs branch with coherent sheaves on the fixed scheme of the Coulomb branch. I will give a combinatorial model for for categories and sketch a proof.

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