Seminar series
Tue, 09 May 2023
14:00 - 15:00
Dinakar Muthiah
University of Glasgow

The Satake isomorphism is a fundamental result in p-adic groups, and the affine Grassmannian is the natural setting where this geometrizes to the Geometric Satake Correspondence. In fact, it suffices to work with affine Grassmannian slices, which retain all of the information.

Recently, Braverman, Finkelberg, and Nakajima showed that affine Grassmannian slices arise as Coulomb branches of certain quiver gauge theories. Remarkably, their construction works in Kac-Moody type as well. Their work opens the door to studying affine Grassmannians and Geometric Satake Correspondence for Kac-Moody groups. Unfortunately, it is difficult at present to do any explicit geometry with the Coulomb branch definition. For example, a basic feature is that affine Grassmannian slices embed into one another. However, this is not apparent from the Coulomb branch definition. In this talk, I will explain why these embeddings are necessarily subtle. Nonetheless, I will show a way to construct the embeddings using fundamental monopole operators.

This is joint work with Alex Weekes.

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