Virtual signed Euler characteristics and the Vafa-Witten equations

9 February 2016
Richard Thomas

I will describe 5 definitions of Euler characteristic for a space with perfect obstruction theory (i.e. a well-behaved moduli space), and their inter-relations. This is joint work with Yunfeng Jiang. Then I will describe work of Yuuji Tanaka on how to this can be used to give two possible definitions of Vafa-Witten invariants of projective surfaces in the stable=semistable case.

  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar