Mon, 14 Nov 2022
Sergej Monavari
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Donaldson-Thomas theory is classically defined for moduli spaces of sheaves over a Calabi-Yau threefold. Thanks to recent foundational work of Cao-Leung, Borisov-Joyce and Oh-Thomas, DT theory has been extended to Calabi-Yau 4-folds. We discuss how, in this context, one can define natural K-theoretic refinements of Donaldson-Thomas invariants (counting sheaves on Hilbert schemes) and Pandharipande-Thomas invariants (counting sheaves on moduli spaces of stable pairs) and how — conjecturally — they are related. Finally, we introduce an extension of DT invariants to Calabi-Yau 4-orbifolds, and propose a McKay-type correspondence, which we expect to be suitably interpreted as a wall-crossing phenomenon. Joint work (in progress) with Yalong Cao and Martijn Kool.

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