Square root Euler classes and counting sheaves on Calabi-Yau 4-folds

Richard Thomas (Imperial College London)

25-Sep-2020, 19:00-20:00 (2 years ago)

Abstract: I will explain a nice characteristic class of $SO(2n,\mathbf{C})$ bundles in both Chow cohomology and K-theory, and how to localise it to the zeros of an isotropic section. This builds on work of Edidin-Graham, Polishchuk-Vaintrob, Anderson and many others.

This can be used to construct an algebraic virtual cycle (and virtual structure sheaf) on moduli spaces of stable sheaves on Calabi-Yau 4-folds. It recovers the real derived differential geometry virtual cycle of Borisov-Joyce but has nicer properties, like a torus localisation formula. Joint work with Jeongseok Oh (KIAS).

algebraic geometry

Audience: researchers in the topic

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