HOCHSCHILD COHOMOLOGY AND GERSTENHABER BRACKET OF A FAMILY OF SUBALGEBRAS OF THE WEYL ALGEBRA

8 February 2019
15:00
Andrea Solotar
Abstract

For a polynomial $h(x)$ in $F[x]$, where $F$ is any field, let $A$ be the
$F$-algebra given by generators $x$ and $y$ and relation $[y, x]=h$.
This family of algebras include the Weyl algebra, enveloping algebras of
$2$-dimensional Lie algebras, the Jordan plane and several other
interesting subalgebras of the Weyl algebra.

In a joint work in progress with Samuel Lopes, we computed the Hochschild
cohomology $HH^*(A)$ of $A$ and determined explicitly the Gerstenhaber
structure of $HH^*(A)$, as a Lie module over the Lie algebra $HH^1(A)$.
In case $F$ has characteristic $0$, this study has revealed that $HH^*(A)$
has finite length as a Lie module over $HH^1(A)$ with pairwise
non-isomorphic composition factors and the latter can be naturally
extended into irreducible representations of the Virasoro algebra.
Moreover, the whole action can be understood in terms of the partition
formed by the multiplicities of the irreducible factors of the polynomial
$h$.