Groupoids, meromorphic connections and divergent series

9 March 2015
Brent Pym

A meromorphic connection on a complex curve can be interpreted as a representation of a simple Lie algebroid.  By integrating this Lie algebroid to a Lie groupoid, one obtains a complex surface on which the parallel transport of the connection is globally well-defined and holomorphic, despite the apparent singularities of the corresponding differential equations.  I will describe these groupoids and explain how they can be used to illuminate various aspects of the classical theory of singular ODEs, such as the resummation of divergent series solutions.  (This talk is based on joint work with Marco Gualtieri and Songhao Li.)

  • Geometry and Analysis Seminar