Felix Klein Lectures 2020

Quiver moduli and applications

Markus Reineke (Bochum)

 

Dates:

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 2:15-3:45 pm

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 2:15-3:45 pm

Monday 26 October 2020, 2:15-3:45 pm

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 2:15-3:45 pm

Thursday 29 October 2020, 2:15-3:45 pm

 

The lectures will be held online. The platform to be used is Zoom. If you are interested in attending the lecture series please register online here

 

Abstract:

Quiver moduli spaces are algebraic varieties encoding the continuous parameters of linear algebra type classification problems.

In recent years their topological and geometric properties have been explored, and applications to, among others, Donaldson-Thomas and Gromov-Witten theory have emerged.

The first aim of the lectures is to motivate the study of quiver moduli spaces from the point of view of representation theory, to review their construction via Geometric Invariant Theory, and to discuss several classes of examples.

We will proceed by reviewing results on the topology and geometry of these moduli spaces, in particular their cohomology.

Finally, we will discuss applications of quiver moduli spaces to Gromov-Witten and Donaldson-Thomas theory via wall-crossing.