Mon, 13 Mar 2023
Tudor Pădurariu
Columbia University

Donaldson-Thomas theory associates integers (which are virtual counts of sheaves) to a Calabi-Yau threefold X. The simplest example is that of $\mathbb{C}^3$, when the Donaldson-Thomas (DT) invariant of sheaves of zero dimensional support and length d is $p(d)$, the number of plane partitions of $d$. The DT invariants have several refinements, for example a cohomological one, where instead of a DT invariant, one studies a graded vector space with Euler characteristic equal to the DT invariant. I will talk about two other refinements (categorical and K-theoretic) of DT invariants, focusing on the explicit case of $\mathbb{C}^3$. In particular, we show that the K-theoretic DT invariant for $d$ points on $\mathbb{C}^3$ also equals $p(d)$. This is joint work with Yukinobu Toda.

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