### GRT at home Seminar

**Ben Davison, University of Edinburgh, UK**

*Cuspidal cohomology for 2CY categories*

Organizer's time: 2021-04-27 17:00 Europe/Rome

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Access information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84259232669?pwd=aXlkZTJ1dnFzT05Kb2ZkOXk1NEp6dz09

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Let be a 2CY category, e.g. the category of Higgs sheaves on a smooth projective curve, or coherent sheaves on a surface with trivial canonical bundle, or representations of a preprojective algebra . In each instance there is a Hall algebra structure on the Borel-Moore homology of the stack of objects in . Via dimensional reduction from the shifted cotangent stack and the perverse filtration on the vanishing cycles of this stack, one may define the BPS cohomology , a subspace of the Hall algebra that is closed under the commutator Lie bracket.

If is the category of -reps for a finite type quiver, this Lie algebra is the Lie algebra associated to the Dynkin diagram underlying and the Hall algebra is the positive half of the Yangian . For all other choices of , the Lie algebra is more mysterious, but the Hall algebra should still be seen as the positive half of a Yangian associated to . I'll discuss conjectures and progress towards understanding imaginary simple roots of using the "less" perverse filtration on the BM homology of the stack of objects in .

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Submitted by: Francesco Sala