Poisson maps between character varieties: gluing and capping

24 May 2021
Lisa Jeffrey

(joint with Indranil Biswas, Jacques Hurtubise, Sean Lawton, arXiv:2104.05589)

Let $G$ be either a compact Lie group or a reductive Lie group. Let $\pi$ be the fundamental group of a 2-manifold (possibly with boundary).
We can define a character variety by ${\rm Hom}(\pi, G)/G$, where $G$ acts by conjugation.

We explore the mappings between character varieties that are induced  by mappings between surfaces. It is shown that these mappings are generally Poisson.

In some cases, we explicitly calculate the Poisson bi-vector.

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  • Geometry and Analysis Seminar