Semi-stable Higgs bundles, Spring 2019
Professor A.J. de Jong,
Department of Mathematics.
In this seminar we work through (part of) a paper of Dona Arapura
proving a type of Kodaira-Saito vanishing for semi-stable Higgs
bundles. This is fun because it uses characteristic p methods and
in particular Ogus-Vologodsky correspondence.
- This semester the students will give the lectures.
- Please email me if you want to be on the associated mailing list.
- Time and place: Room 407, Fridays 10:30 -- 12:00 AM.
- First short organizational meeting: Friday, January 25 at 10:30 AM in Room 407. Everybody interested please attend.
Schedule: (things will still move around, etc)
- 3/22 No lecture; spring recess
Overall strategy. Understand the material in Section 2 of Arapura's paper [A]
in positive characteristic with D = 0. Make sure to work with coherent
sheaves (and not just vector bundles) at all times.
Introduction to the material.
Theorem 6 of [A].
Give the equivalence of categories between nilpotent Higgs sheaves
of exponent less than p and the category of nilpotent flat sheaves
of exponent less than p. This was first proved by Ogus and Vologodsky,
but we will follow the proof as given in [LSZ].
Theorem 8 part (1) of [A].
Show that under the correspondence in the first talk, semi-stable
objects correspond to semi-stable objects.
This is Corollary 5.10 of [L]; give a direct proof.
Theorem 5 of [A] which is the same as Theorem 5.5 of [L].
Review Langton's method and then give the proof of the theorem
roughly as in Langer's paper. Explain clearly what the output
of the argument is.
Theorem 7 of [A] which is the same as Corollary 2.27 of [OV].
Let (E, theta) and (V, nabla) correspond via the equivalence of
the first lecture. Explicitly produce an isomorphism between
their de Rham complexes working affine locally and glueing.
(This will require some actual thought to do.)
Corollary 2.4 of [A].
This is straightforward except that the statement of Lemma 2.5
has to be modified in order for it to make sense.
Theorem 8 part (2) of [A].
You can look at the paper [LSYZ] for a proof.
Theorem 1 of [A].
Having done all the work above this should now be OK.
Applications of the theorem.
[LSZ] Nonabelian Hodge theory in positive characterstic via
exponential twisting, by Guitang Lan, Mao Sheng, Kang Zuo.
[A] Kodaira-Saito vanishing via Higgs bundles in
positive characteristic, by Donu Arapura.
[LSYZ] Semistable Higgs bundles of small ranks are strongly
Higgs semistable, by
Guitang Lan, Mao Sheng, Yanhong Yang, Kang Zuo
[OV] Nonabelian Hodge Theory in Characteristic p, by
A. Ogus and V. Vologodsky
[L] Semistable modules over Lie algebroids in positive characteristic,
by Adrian Langer
[S] Logarithmic nonabelian Hodge theory in characteristic p,
by Daniel Kenneth Schepler