# Equivalences from geometric $sl_2$ actions

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 -

4:30pm to 6:30pm

We explain how $sl_2$ actions on derived categories of coherent sheaves can be used to construct new derived equivalences. The example I will describe in detail is an $sl_2$ action via correspondences on the cotangent bundles of Grassmannians which generalizes the basic Mukai flop. More generally we can construct an action on the derived category of coherent sheaves on quiver varieties which lifts Nakajima's action on their cohomology. (joint with Joel Kamnitzer and Anthony Licata)

Speaker:

Sabin Cautis

Rice University

Event Location:

Fine Hall 322