Categorification of the elliptic Hall algebra

18 May 2021
Alistair Savage

The elliptic Hall algebra has appeared in many different contexts in representation theory and geometry under different names.  We will explain how this algebra is categorified by the quantum Heisenberg category.  This diagrammatic category is modelled on affine Hecke algebras and can be viewed as a deformation of the framed HOMFLYPT skein category underpinning the HOMFLYPT link invariant.  Using the categorification of the elliptic Hall algebra, one can construct large families of representations for this algebra.

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