(COW SEMINAR) Categorification of shifted symplectic geometry using perverse sheaves

11 July 2016
Dominic Joyce

Given a (-1)-shifted symplectic derived scheme or stack (X,w) over C equipped with an orientation, we explain how to construct a perverse sheaf P on the classical truncation of X so that its hypercohomology H*(P) can be regarded as a categorification of (or linearisation of) X. Given also a Lagrangian morphism L -> X equipped with a relative orientation, we outline a programme in progress to construct a natural morphism of constructible complexes on the truncation of L from the (shifted) constant complex on L to a suitable pullback of P to L. The morphisms and resulting hypercohomology classes are expected to satisfy various identities under products, composition of Lagrangian correspondences, etc. This programme will have interesting applications, such as proving associativity of a Kontsevich-Soibelman type COHA multiplication on H*(P) when X is the derived moduli stack of coherent sheaves on a Calabi-Yau 3-fold Y, and defining Lagrangian Floer cohomology and the Fukaya cat!
 egory of an algebraic or complex symplectic manifold S.

  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar