The affine Yangian of gl₁, and the infinitesimal Cherednik algebras
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics.
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In the first part of this thesis, we obtain some new results about infinitesimal Cherednik algebras. They have been introduced by Etingof-Gan-Ginzburg in [EGG] as appropriate analogues of the classical Cherednik algebras, corresponding to the reductive groups, rather than the finite ones. Our main result is the realization of those algebras as particular finite W-algebras of associated semisimple Lie algebras with nilpotent 1-block elements. To achieve this, we prove its Poisson counterpart first, which identifies the Poisson infinitesimal Cherednik algebras introduced in [DT] with the Poisson algebras of regular functions on the corresponding Slodowy slices. As a consequence, we obtain some new results about those algebras. We also generalize the classification results of [EGG] from the cases GL, and SP2n to SOl. In the second part of the thesis, we discuss the loop realization of the affine Yangian of gl₁. Similar objects were recently considered in the work of Maulik-Okounkov on the quantum cohomology theory, see [MO]. We present a purely algebraic realization of these algebras by generators and relations. We discuss some families of their representations. A similarity with the representation theory of the quantum toroidal algebra of gl₁ is explained by adapting a recent result of Gautam-Toledano Laredo, see [GTL], to the local setting. We also discuss some aspects of those two algebras such as the degeneration isomorphism, a shuffle presentation, and a geometric construction of the Whittaker vectors.
Thesis: Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics, 2014.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-186).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology