Monodromy representations of elliptic braid groups

In my talk, I will briefly review the representation theoretical construction of conformal blocks attached to an affine Kac-Moody algebra and a smooth algebraic curve with marked points. I will focus on the case when the algebraic curve is an elliptic curve. The bundle of conformal blocks carries a canonical flat connection: the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov-Bernard (KZB) equation. There are various generalizations of the KZB equation. I will talk about one generalization that constructed by myself and Toledano Laredo recently: the elliptic Casimir connection. It is a holonomic system of differential equations with regular singularities on elliptic curve with marked points, taking values in a deformation of the double current algebra g[u, v] defined by Guay. The monodromy of elliptic Casimir connection leads to interesting representations of the elliptic braid groups. 

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30
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