Regular centralizers and the wonderful compactification
Ana Balibanu (Harvard)
Abstract: The universal centralizer of a complex semisimple adjoint group G is the family of regular centralizers in G, parametrized by the regular conjugacy classes. It has a natural symplectic structure which is inherited from the cotangent bundle of G. I will construct a smooth, log-symplectic relative compactification of this family using the wonderful compactification of G. Its compactified centralizer fibers are isomorphic to Hessenberg varieties, and its symplectic leaves are indexed by root system combinatorics. I will also explain how to produce a multiplicative analogue of this construction, by moving from the Poisson to the quasi-Poisson setting.
Audience: researchers in the topic
Comments: The synchronous discussion for Ana Balibanu’s talk is taking place not in zoom-chat, but at tinyurl.com/2022-03-04-ab (and will be deleted after ~3-7 days).
Stanford algebraic geometry seminar
Series comments: The seminar was online for a significant period of time, but for now is solely in person. More seminar information (including slides and videos, when available): agstanford.com
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