Self-duality in quantum K-theory


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October 20, 2020 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Henry Liu - Columbia University

When we upgrade from equivariant cohomology to equivariant
K-theory, many important algebraic/geometric tools such as dimensional vanishing become inapplicable in general. I will explain some nice conditions we can impose on K-theory classes to restore some of these tools. These conditions hold for many types of curve-counting theories (e.g. quasimaps) and are crucial for the development of those flavors of quantum K-theory, but they notably are not present in Gromov-Witten theory. I will describe an attempt to twist GW theory to fulfill these conditions.