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Quantum Cohomology of Slices of the Affine Grassmannian

Danilenko, Ivan

The affine Grassmannian associated to a reductive group G is an affine analogue of the usual flag varieties. It is a rich source of Poisson varieties and their symplectic resolutions. These spaces are examples of conical symplectic resolutions dual to the Nakajima quiver varieties. In this work, we study their quantum connection. We use the stable envelopes of D. Maulik and A. Okounkov[MO2] to write an explicit formula for this connection. In order to do this, we construct a recursive relation for the stable envelopes in the G = PSL_2 case and compute the first-order correction in the general case. The computation of the purely quantum part of the multiplication is done based on the deformation approach of A. Braverman, D. Maulik and A. Okounkov[BMO]. For the case of simply-laced G, we identify the quantum connection with the trigonometric Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equation for the Langlands dual group G^\vee.


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Okounkov, Andrei
Ph.D., Columbia University
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July 6, 2020