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Self-duality of of reducible GL(n) Hitchin fibers

Pantev, T (Pennsylvania)
Tuesday 15 March 2011, 11:30-12:30



This is a report on a joint work in progress with D.Arinkin. We investigate the self-duality question for the compactified stacky Jacobian of a reducible curve with planar singularities. This is needed for extending the classical limit Langlands duality for GL(n) to the whole moduli of Higgs bundles. I will explain how the self-duality statement extends to a single reduced but possibly reducible curve and will discuss the technical issues that one needs to overcome to prove the statement in families. I will also discuss the way self-duality interacts with stability.

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