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Quantum Algebras and Cyclic Quiver Varieties

Andrei Negut

Title:
Quantum Algebras and Cyclic Quiver Varieties
Author(s):
Negut, Andrei
Thesis Advisor(s):
Okounkov, Andrei
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Type:
Theses
Degree:
Ph.D., Columbia University
Department(s):
Mathematics
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Abstract:
The purpose of this thesis is to present certain viewpoints on the geometric representation theory of Nakajima cyclic quiver varieties, in relation to the Maulik-Okounkov stable basis. Our main technical tool is the shuffle algebra, which arises as the K-theoretic Hall algebra of the double cyclic quiver. We prove the isomorphism between the shuffle algebra and the quantum toroidal algebra U_[q,t](sl_n), and identify the quotients of Verma modules for the shuffle algebra with the K-theory groups of Nakajima cyclic quiver varieties, which were studied by Nakajima and Varagnolo-Vasserot. The shuffle algebra viewpoint allows us to construct the universal R-matrix of the quantum toroidal algebra U_[q,t](sl_n), and to factor it in terms of pieces that arise from subalgebras isomorphic to quantum affine groups U_q(gl_m), for various m. This factorization generalizes constructions of Khoroshkin-Tolstoy to the toroidal case, and matches the factorization that Maulik-Okounkov produce via the stable basis in the K-theory of Nakajima quiver varieties. We connect the two pictures by computing formulas for the root generators of U_[q,t](sl_n) acting on the stable basis, which provide a wide extension of Murnaghan-Nakayama and Pieri type rules from combinatorics.
Subject(s):
Mathematics
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Andrei Negut, , Quantum Algebras and Cyclic Quiver Varieties, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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