Seminar series
Date
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
Time
14:15 - 15:15
Location
Virtual
Speaker
Dr Wicher Malten
Organisation
University of Oxford

We explain how group analogues of Slodowy slices arise by interpreting certain Weyl group elements as braids. Such slices originate from classical work by Steinberg on regular conjugacy classes, and different generalisations recently appeared in work by Sevostyanov on quantum group analogues of W-algebras and in work by He-Lusztig on Deligne-Lusztig varieties.

Our perspective furnishes a common generalisation, essentially solving the problem. We also give a geometric criterion for Weyl group elements to yield strictly transverse slices.

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