Topology and related seminars: Brad Drew

  • Date: 10/05/2016
  • Time: 15:15
Brad Drew, University of Southern Carlifornia

University of British Columbia


A new proof of the decomposition theorem


In this talk, we will discuss a new proof of the decomposition theorem of Beilinson, Bernstein, Deligne and Gabber for semi-simple perverse sheaves of geometric origin on complex algebraic varieties. This proof follows from rather formal considerations of higher algebra, stable motivic homotopy theory and Grothendieck's six functors, avoiding both the positive-characteristic methods of the original proof, and the delicate analysis of degenerations of mixed Hodge structures involved in M. Saito's proof.

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Location: ESB 4133 (PIMS Lounge)