Workshop on Mirror Symmetry and Stability, Harvard University, March 18-20 2019
Dylan Allegretti (Sheffield)
Tristan Collins (MIT)
Naoki Koseki (Tokyo)
Chunyi Li (Warwick)
Jason Lo (CSU Northridge)
Emanuele Macrì (NEU & IHES)
Genki Ouchi (Riken iTHEMS)
Pranav Pandit (ICTS)
Laura Pertusi (Edinburgh)
Jacopo Stoppa (SISSA)
Alex Takeda (UC Berkeley)
Xiaolei Zhao (UC Santa Barbara)
Organizers: Denis Auroux, Yu-Wei Fan, Hansol Hong, Siu-Cheong Lau, Bong Lian, Shing-Tung Yau, Jingyu Zhao
This three-day workshop will take place at Harvard University on March 18-20, 2019. The main topic will be stability conditions in homological mirror symmetry. This workshop is funded by the Simons Collaboration in Homological Mirror Symmetry.
If you are interested in attending, please register here.
There will be a conference dinner on Monday night (at Mu Lan, to be confirmed).
Tentative schedule (all talks in Science Center 507)
Monday March 18
|9:30-10:30||Emanuele Macrì: Derived categories of cubic fourfolds and non-commutative K3 surfaces|
|11:00-12:00||Laura Pertusi: Rational curves of low degree on cubic fourfolds and stability conditions|
|2:00-3:00||Xiaolei Zhao: Elliptic quintics on cubic fourfolds, O’Grady 10, and Lagrangian fibration|
|3:30-4:30||Jacopo Stoppa: Variations of BPS structure and enumerative geometry|
|5:30||Banquet at Mu Lan|
Tuesday March 19
|9:30-10:30||Chunyi Li: Stronger Bogomolov-Gieseker type Inequality and stability condition|
|11:00-12:00||Naoki Koseki: Stability conditions on threefolds with nef tangent bundles|
|2:00-3:00||Genki Ouchi: Symplectic automorphism groups of cubic fourfold and K3 categories|
|3:00-4:00||Dylan Allegretti: Relating stability conditions and cluster varieties|
|4:30-5:30||Alex Takeda: Using relative constructions to understand stability conditions on Fukaya categories of surfaces|
Wednesday March 20
|9:30-10:30||Tristan Collins: Stability and Nonlinear PDE in mirror symmetry|
|11:00-12:00||Jason Lo: Limit stability conditions on elliptic threefolds|
Titles and abstracts
Dylan Allegretti: Relating stability conditions and cluster varieties
Abstract: Associated to a quiver with potential are two interesting spaces. The first is a complex manifold parametrizing Bridgeland stability conditions on a triangulated category, and the second is a cluster variety with a natural Poisson structure. The structure of each space is controlled by the combinatorics of quiver mutations, but the combinatorics is used quite differently in the two cases. Whereas the space of stability conditions has a wall-and-chamber decomposition, the cluster variety is defined as a union of algebraic tori glued by birational maps. In this talk, I will describe the relationship between these two spaces for quivers of Dynkin type A. Using ideas from the theory of ordinary differential equations, I will construct a local biholomorphism from the space of stability conditions to the cluster variety and explain how this map relates the structures of the two spaces.
Tristan Collins: Stability and Nonlinear PDE in mirror symmetry
Abstract: A longstanding problem in mirror symmetry has been to understand the relationship between the existence of solutions to certain geometric nonlinear PDES (the special Lagrangian equation, and the deformed Hermitian-Yang-Mills equation) and algebraic notions of stability, mainly in the sense of Bridgeland. I will discuss progress in this direction through ideas originating in infinite dimensional GIT. This is joint work with S.-T. Yau.
Naoki Koseki: Stability conditions on threefolds with nef tangent bundles
Abstract: The construction of Bridgeland stability conditions on a given threefold is an open problem in general. The problem is reduced to proving the so-called Bogomolov-Gieseker (BG) type inequality conjecture proposed by Bayer-Macrì-Toda. In this talk, I will explain how to prove the BG type inequality conjecture for threefolds in the title.
Chunyi Li: Stronger Bogomolov-Gieseker type Inequality and stability condition
Abstract: The classical Bogomolov inequality gives a bound for the second Chern character of slope stable sheaves on smooth projective varieties. The inequality is known to be sharp for some varieties (e.g. Abelian varieties), as well as non-sharp for some others (e.g. the projective plane). Besides Fano and K3 surfaces, it is always difficult to get stronger Bogomolov type inequalities for other surfaces and higher dimensional varieties. I will talk about the method to set up such inequalities via the Bridgeland stability condition.
The stronger Bogomolov type inequality has several implications. One upshot will be the existence of stability condition on smooth quintic threefolds. They are the first examples of Calabi-Yau threefolds with trivial fundamental group known to have stability conditions.
Jason Lo: Limit stability conditions on elliptic threefolds
Abstract: On the derived category of coherent sheaves on a projective variety, constructions of Bridgeland stability conditions involve an ample class as a parameter. When we let this ample class approach infinity along a ray, we obtain a notion of stability that is often called the `large volume limit’. On certain elliptic threefolds, it is possible to take a different limit in the ample class and obtain a different notion of stability. In this talk, I will discuss the connections between these two types of limits, and possible implications on moduli spaces such as those of stable pairs.
Emanuele Macrì: Derived categories of cubic fourfolds and non-commutative K3 surfaces
Abstract: The derived category of coherent sheaves on a cubic fourfold has a subcategory which can be thought as the derived category of a non-commutative K3 surface. This subcategory was studied recently in the work of Kuznetsov and Addington-Thomas, among others. In this talk, I will present joint work with Bayer, Lahoz, Nuer, Perry, Stellari, on how to construct Bridgeland stability conditions on this subcategory. This proves a conjecture by Huybrechts, and it allows to start developing the moduli theory of semistable objects in these categories, in an analogue way as for the classical Mukai theory for (commutative) K3 surfaces. I will also discuss a few applications of these results.
Genki Ouchi: Symplectic automorphism groups of cubic fourfold and K3 categories
Abstract: Gaberdiel, Hohenegger and Volpato (GHV) characterized automorphism groups of K3 sigma models in terms of Mukai lattice and Leech lattice. Huybrechts gave a geometric interpretation of GHV Theorem in terms of derived categories of K3 surfaces and Bridgeland stability conditions on them. In this talk, I would like to characterize symplectic automorphism groups of cubic fourfolds as automorphism groups of certain K3 sigma models using Bridgeland stability conditions on Kuznetsov’s K3 categories due to Bayer, Lahoz, Macri and Stellari.
Laura Pertusi: Rational curves of low degree on cubic fourfolds and stability conditions
Abstract: A famous result of Beauville and Donagi states that the Fano variety of lines on a cubic fourfold is a smooth projective irreducible holomorphic symplectic (IHS) variety of dimension four, equivalent by deformation to the Hilbert square on a K3 surface. More recently, Lehn, Lehn, Sorger and van Straten constructed an IHS eightfold of K3 type from twisted cubic curves on a cubic fourfold Y not containing a plane.
In this talk, I will give an interpretation of the Fano variety of lines and of the LLSvS eightfold as moduli spaces of Bridgeland stable objects in the Kuznetsov component of Y. As a consequence, we reprove the categorical version of Torelli Theorem for cubic fourfolds, we obtain the identification of the period point of the LLSvS eightfold with that of the Fano variety, and we discuss the derived Torelli Theorem for cubic fourfolds. This is a joint work with Chunyi Li and Xiaolei Zhao.
Jacopo Stoppa: Variations of BPS structure and enumerative geometry
Abstract: A “variation of BPS structure” is a nice name for the kind of infinite dimensional bundle with connection one can construct, at least formally, starting from the Donaldson-Thomas type invariants of a Calabi-Yau threefold. In the first part of the talk I will offer an introduction to this circle of ideas. Then I will focus on the concrete example of what happens in this construction when we start with the DT invariants counting 1-dimensional torsion sheaves, or more generally sheaf-theoretic Gopakumar-Vafa invariants. The answer is closely related to the Gromov-Witten partition function.
Alex Takeda: Using relative constructions to understand stability conditions on Fukaya categories of surfaces
Abstract: In this talk I will present the techniques and results from arXiv:1811.10592, where a new notion of a relative stability condition is presented. This is defined in analogy with compactly supported chains, and using this tool we are able to prove that the stability conditions defined by Haiden, Katzarkov and Kontsevich using quadratic differentials cover the entire stability space of that surface’s Fukaya category, in the so-called “fully stopped case”. I will also talk about the space of such relative stability conditions and prove some of its nice properties, some of which generalize the properties held by spaces of ordinary Bridgeland stability conditions. The definition of these relative versions has only been worked out in the setting of these categories; time allowing I will discuss some expectations and hopes for extending it to a broader context.
Xiaolei Zhao: Elliptic quintics on cubic fourfolds, O’Grady 10, and Lagrangian fibration
Abstract: We study elliptic quintics on a generic cubic fourfold, and show that their moduli space is naturally related to some hyper-Kaehler 10-fold, deformation equivalent to O’Grady’s example. Moreover, we study the existence of Lagrangian fibration on this moduli space and its connection to the intermediate Jacobians of cubic threefolds. This is based on a work in progress with Chunyi Li and Laura Pertusi.