Algebra Seminar: Twisted Vafa-Witten invariants and the S-duality conjecture
Speaker: Yunfeng Jiang, University of Kansas
Title: Twisted Vafa-Witten invariants and the S-duality conjecture
Abstract: For a real four manifold, the S-duality conjecture of Vafa-Witten (1994) predicts that the S-transformation sends the gauge group SU(r)-invariants counting instantons to the Langlands dual gauge group SU(r)/Z_r-invariants; and both of the invariants satisfy modularity properties. The SU(r)-Vafa-Witten invariants have been constructed by Tanaka-Thomas using the moduli space of semistable Higgs bundle or sheaves on a smooth projective surface. In this talk I will present the idea of using moduli space of twisted sheaves and twisted Higgs sheaves on a projective surface to define the Langlands dual gauge group SU(r)/Z_r-Vafa-Witten invariants, and prove the S-duality conjecture of Vafa-Witten for projective plane in rank two and K3 surfaces in prime ranks.
Zoom Meeting ID 350 392 106
Monday, April 13 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm