Birthday Colloquium for Bill Crawley-Boevey

Thursday 10th September 2020

Bill Crawley-Boevey turned 60 this year and we were going to celebrate his work with a conference in September.  That conference has had to be postponed until next year but, this year, we will instead have a colloquium - two online talks followed by an opportunity to socialise.  The ICMS has kindly agreed to host this event.
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All timings are BST (British Summer Time)


12:00-12:45  Osamu Iyama (Nagoya)

Title: Contracted preprojective algebras, Coxeter groups and cDV singularities

Abstract: Preprojective algebras of quivers are important objects in representation theory. In extended Dynkin case, they give non-commutative resolutions of simple singularities of dimension two. Motivated by studying non-commutative resolutions of cDV singularities, I will discuss tilting theory of a contracted preprojective algebra, which is a subalgebra eAe of a preprojective algebra A given by an idempotent e of A. It has a family of tilting modules which correspond bijectively with the chambers in the contracted Tits cone, and mutation of these tilting modules correspond to wall-crossing of chambers. Moreover, they are parametrized by certain double cosets in the Coxeter group W modulo parabolic subgroups, and mutation can be described in terms of these double cosets by using longest elements. I will explain some results and conjectures on the derived equivalence classes of contracted preprojective algebras. This is a joint work with Michael Wemyss.


13:00-13:45 Lidia Angeleri Hügel (Verona)

Title: Purity in Silting Theory

Abstract: Work of Bill Crawley-Boevey from the 1990s has shown that the theory of purity and the notion of  a definable subcategory studied in model theory play an important role in representation theory.  Beligiannis and Krause later exported these concepts to triangulated categories. As shown by  Krause, purity is an essential tool to approach the Telescope Conjecture, a problem originating in  stable homotopy theory which asks when certain localizations of a triangulated category are  determined by compact objects.

A stronger version of this problem asks the analogous question for a t-structure. More precisely, it  asks when a t-structure (U,V) with definable coaisle V is generated by a set of compact objects. Recent work by several authors shows that purity plays a crucial role also in this context and reveals important connections with silting theory. In my talk, I will give a survey on these results.

14:00-14:30 Social Activity


This event is supported as part of the ICMS Online Mathematical Sciences Seminars.