A McKay correspondence for reflection groups.

23 August 2017
Eleonore Faber (Michigan/Leeds)

Abstract: This is joint work with Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz and Colin Ingalls. 
The classical McKay correspondence relates the geometry of so-called 
Kleinian surface singularities with the representation theory of finite 
subgroups of SL(2,C). M. Auslander observed an algebraic version of this 
correspondence: let G be a finite subgroup of SL(2,K) for a field K whose
characteristic does not divide the order of G. The group acts linearly on 
the polynomial ring S=K[x,y] and then the so-called skew group algebra
A=G*S can be seen as an incarnation of the correspondence. In particular
A is isomorphic to the endomorphism ring of S over the corresponding 
Kleinian surface singularity.
Our goal is to establish an analogous result when G in GL(n,K) is a finite 
subgroup generated by reflections, assuming that the characteristic
of K does not divide the order of the group. Therefore we will consider a 
quotient of the skew group ring A=S*G, where S is the polynomial ring in n 
variables. We show that our construction yelds a generalization of 
Auslander's result, and moreover, a noncommutative resolution of the 
discriminant of the reflection group G.