Contraction algebra and invariants associated to three dimensional flopping contraction

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Ping Xu, Nigel Higson, Eyal Subag, Mathieu Stiénon.

Speaker: Zheng Hua, University of Hong Kong

Abstract: The contraction algebra is defined by Donovan and Wemyss in the study of noncommutative deformation theory. In this talk, we will explain how to use contraction algebra to study the three dimensional flopping contraction. We will show that the derived category of singularities and the subcategory of complexes support on the exceptional curve can be reconstructed from the contraction algebra. These reconstruction theorems suggest that the contraction algebra can be viewed as a noncommutative analogue of the Milnor ring of hyper surface singularity. We will also explain how to recover the genus 0 Gopakumar-Vafa invariants from the contraction algebra. This talk is based on a joint work with Yukinobu Toda: arxiv :1601.04881

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 04/26/2016

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm