D-Modules, Perverse Sheaves, and Representation Theory / Edition 1

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D-modules continues to be an active area of stimulating research in such mathematical areas as algebra, analysis, differential equations, and representation theory.

Key to D-modules, Perverse Sheaves, and Representation Theory is the authors' essential algebraic-analytic approach to the theory, which connects D-modules to representation theory and other areas of mathematics. Significant concepts and topics that have emerged over the last few decades are presented, including a treatment of the theory of holonomic D-modules, perverse sheaves, the all-important Riemann-Hilbert correspondence, Hodge modules, and the solution to the Kazhdan-Lusztig conjecture using D-module theory.

To further aid the reader, and to make the work as self-contained as possible, appendices are provided as background for the theory of derived categories and algebraic varieties. The book is intended to serve graduate students in a classroom setting and as self-study for researchers in algebraic geometry, and representation theory.

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"A self-contained introduction to D-modules, with the aim of showing how they were used to solve the Kazhdan-Lusztig conjecture. … present book can be used as a good reference on D-modules and on advanced representation theory of semisimple Lie algebras, but especially as a detailed account on the relations between them; in fact, in our opinion this is the first and very welcome complete work devoted to a mainstream research field (the ‘Algebraic Analysis’ approach to representation theory) which remains very active almost thirty years." (Corrado Marastoni, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 k)

“The present book provides a reader-friendly treatment of the subject, suitable for graduate students who wish to enter the area. Part I of the book presents the theory of D-modules … . The treatment in the book is quite complete … . Part II provides the necessary background in the structure of semi-simple Lie algebras and their representations.” (Dennis Gaitsgory, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 47 (4), October, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817643638
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Series: Progress in Mathematics Series, #236
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

D-Modules and Perverse Sheaves.- Preliminary Notions.- Coherent D-Modules.- Holonomic D-Modules.- Analytic D-Modules and the de Rham Functor.- Theory of Meromorphic Connections.- Regular Holonomic D-Modules.- Riemann–Hilbert Correspondence.- Perverse Sheaves.- Representation Theory.- Algebraic Groups and Lie Algebras.- Conjugacy Classes of Semisimple Lie Algebras.- Representations of Lie Algebras and D-Modules.- Character Formula of HighestWeight Modules.- Hecke Algebras and Hodge Modules.

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