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Deformation Theory Seminar

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Giovanni Faonte

Yale and


University of Pennsylvania


This talk is postponed sine die.

We provide a generalization to the higher dimensional case of the construction of the current algebra g((z)), of its Kac-Moody extension and of the classical results relating them to the theory of G-bundles over a curve. For a reductive algebraic group G with Lie algebra g, we define a dg-Lie algebra g_n of n-dimensional currents in g. We show that any symmetric G-invariant polynomial P on g of degree n+1 determines a central extension of g_n by the base field k that we call higher Kac-Moody algebra g_{n,P} associated to P. Further, for a smooth, projective variety X of dimension n>1, we show that g_n acts infinitesimally on the derived moduli space RBun_G(X,x) of G-bundles over X trivialized at the formal neighborhood of a point x of X. If times allow, I will discuss the relation between  the Kac-Moody extension and the determinantal line bundle on RBun_G(X,x).