Modules over rings of differential operators.

**2**

votes

**0**answers

100 views

### What techniques are available for constructing D-modules over smooth projective varieties?

I'm trying to learn about D-modules for computing intersection cohomology but I'm having trouble coming up with explicit constructions of D-modules on projective varieties. Since this is an involved ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

100 views

### On the category of $D$-modules

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over an algebraically closed field $k$ of char. $0$.
1) Is the abelian category $M(X)$ of $D$-modules on $X$, which are quasi-coherent as $O$-modules, a Grothendieck ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

126 views

### Weyl algebra acting on a polynomial ring

Let $\mathbb K$ be a characteristic-$0$ field, $R=\mathbb K[x_1,\ldots,
x_n]$ be a polynomial ring, and $W=\mathbb K[x_1,\ldots,x_n,\partial_1,\ldots \partial_n]$ be the Weyl
algebra. As usual $W$ ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

100 views

### Reference request: Principal series are equal in the Grothendieck group

In the usual setup, consider the category of Harish-Chandra $(\mathfrak{g},K)$-modules with given central character (if the central character is regular, this is equivalent to $K$-equivariant $D$-...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

39 views

### Computing intersection of Weyl algebra ideal with certain subring

Let $D=k [x_1,\ldots, x_n, \partial_1,\ldots, \partial_n] $ be the nth Weyl algebra over the characteristic zero field $k $. Set $\theta_i=x_i\partial_i $. Let $I $ be a left ideal in $D $. Is there a ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

81 views

### Groebner bases for differential operators with field coefficients (reference request)

Let $K$ be a field, $\partial_i$ be commuting derivations on $K$, and consider the ring $R=K[\partial_1\ldots \partial_n]$ (it is implicitly assumed that the derivations do not commute with elements ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

27 views

### Does the support of a regular holonomic D-module always have finitely many orbits?

I am learning about $D$-module theory and came across a theorem that says that coherent equivariant $D$-modules whose support has finitely many orbits are automatically regular holonomic. Are there ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

67 views

### Computations in Weyl algebra with rational function coefficients

I am looking for a software to perform calculations with modules over the algebra $R_n=\mathbb{C}(x_1\ldots x_n)\langle \partial_1\ldots\partial_n\rangle$ of differential operators with rational ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

78 views

### How can I prove that this D-module is free?

I have the following setup, I expect that it is studied in the theory of $D$-modules, and I apologize in advance if I am wrong.
First, I have an algebra $A$ of differential operators on $n$ ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

210 views

### Relationship between $ \mathcal{D} $ - modules, Tannakian formalism and Galois theory of monodromy representations

Is there a relationship between $ \mathcal{D} $ - modules, Tannakian formalism and Galois theory of monodromy representations ?
Thanks in advance for your help.

**7**

votes

**0**answers

117 views

### Homological contractibility of a prestack

This question is in reference to Gaitsgory's preprint Contractibility of the space of rational maps. On p. 5 of the preprint, Gaitsgory defines a prestack $\mathscr{Y}$ (say over affine $\mathbb{C}$-...

**8**

votes

**0**answers

212 views

### Is the formal neighborhood of the diagonal a generalization of the Jet bundle?

Let $f: X \to S$ be a morphism of locally ringed spaces and $\triangle: X \to X \times_S X$ the corresponding diagonal morphism with kernel sheaf $\mathcal{I} = \ker \triangle^{\flat}$.
Definition:...

**17**

votes

**0**answers

791 views

### Unifying (& “justifying”) the various definitions for differential operators

Reading about differential operators in different sources I've picked up several definitions which are not obviously equivalent (to me). Here they are:
Definition 1 ("naive"): Let $X$ be a (real) ...

**15**

votes

**0**answers

290 views

### Is there an approach to Gabber's theorem from the singular support of coherent sheaves?

David BZ told me that the old theory of singular support of $D$-modules fits into the new theory of singular support of coherent sheaves, via the derived loop space. I wonder how to reconcile that ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

40 views

### Restriction of irreducible integrable connections

Let $X$ be a complex analytic manifold and let $\mathcal{M}$ be an integrable connection on $X$, i.e. a $\mathcal{D}_X$-module which happens to be coherent as an $\mathcal{O}_X$-module. If $U$ is any ...

**10**

votes

**0**answers

203 views

### $\mathcal{M}(\mathcal{D}_X)$ and $\mathcal{M}^r(\mathcal{D}_X)$ have natural tensor category structures?

Write $\mathcal{M}^\ell(\mathcal{D}_{X/S}) = \mathcal{M}(\mathcal{D}_{X/S})$ for the category of left $\mathcal{D}$-modules over $X$ and $\mathcal{M}^r(\mathcal{D}_{X/S})$ for the category of right $\...

**11**

votes

**2**answers

335 views

### Quotient rule, differential operator on a localization is well-defined, underlying geometry?

Using the quotient rule, we obtain that the notion of differential operator on a localization is well-defined:$$\mathcal{D}_A(B_f) \cong \mathcal{D}_A(B)_f.$$Here, $B$ is a commutative $A$-algebra, $\...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

156 views

### Rings all of whose torsion modules are cyclic

Let us call a (possibly non-commutative) ring $R$ "very good" if every finitely generated torsion left $R$-module is cyclic. Here is an example of such a ring:
Let $k=\mathbb{C}((t))$ and let $R=k[\...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

79 views

### For any $f \in B$ which is not nilpotent, the set consisting of powers of $f$ is a multiplicative set in $\mathcal{D}_A(B)$? [closed]

Let $B$ be a commutative $A$-algebra. Let $\mathcal{D}_A(B)$ be the ring of differential operators of $B$ over $A$. Does it follow that for any $f \in B$ which is not nilpotent, the set consisting of ...

**6**

votes

**3**answers

324 views

### Characteristic Variety of the Principal Symbol solves PDE system?

In the study of partial differential equations, it is often considered enough to analyze the principal symbols and their characteristic variety (see for example, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

97 views

### Toric Degenerations and Nearby Cycles

Suppose that $f: X \to \mathbb{A}^1$ is a toric degeneration in the sense of Nishinou-Siebert. In other words let X be a (possibly singular) toric variety equipped with a (not necessarily proper) ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

213 views

### Global sections of D-module tensor product

Let $X=\mathbb{C}^n$ be affine n-space (with the Zariski topology), $\mathcal{D}$ its sheaf of differential operators. Let $D$ be the $n$th Weyl algebra, $M$ a right $D$-module, and $N$ a left $D$-...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

55 views

### Extremal roots of Bernstein-Sato polynomials

Let $f \in \mathbb{C}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$.
Consider $D[s]$, where $D$ is the ring of polynomial coefficient differential operators in $n$ variables, and $s$ is an additional formal variable.
Suppose $P(...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

180 views

### Characteristic Cycles and Nearby Cycles

Let $Y$ be a smooth algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$, let $X = Y \times \mathbb{C}$ and let $f: X \to \mathbb{C}$ be the projection. Let $M$ be a (not necessarily regular) holonomic $D_X$-module ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

119 views

### Differential operators between modules, $\mathcal{D}_A(M, M)$ necessarily a filtered, almost commutative ring?

See here. Does it follow immediately that $\mathcal{D}_A(M, M)$ as defined in the link is a filtered, almost commutative ring? How can I visualize this geometrically?

**24**

votes

**2**answers

612 views

### Equivalence of “Weyl Algebra” and “Crystalline” definitions of rings of differential operators between modules?

Let $B$ be a commutative $A$-algebra, and let $M$, $N$ be two $B$-modules. We can talk about the set of $A$-linear module homomorphisms $M \to N$, i.e. the set $\text{Hom}_A(M, N)$. Differential ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

168 views

### Characterizations of regular holonomic D-modules

I'm looking for references for the various characterizations of regular holonomic D-modules, in particular proofs of their equivalence. For instance, some characterizations I've seen (in the analytic ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

208 views

### Beilinson-Bernstein localization: $\mathfrak{g}$ action on $G$-equivariant sheaf

I have a few elementary questions related to Beilinson-Bernstein localization.
Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$ with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. Consider the setup of ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

129 views

### What's the relation of the Hecke algebra of a pair and the flag variety?

Let $G$ be a real semisimple Lie group and $K$ a maximal compact subgroup. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ and $\mathfrak{k}$ be the complexified Lie algebra of $G$ and $K$, respectively.
Then the Hecke algebra ...

**9**

votes

**3**answers

659 views

### Ring of differential operators of a quotient ring

All rings are assumed to have unity.
Let $k$ be a field. Recall the definition of Grothendieck's ring of ($k$-linear) differential operators $D(R;k)$ of a commutative $k$-algebra $R$:
Definition....

**3**

votes

**1**answer

146 views

### Characteristic Varieties and Associated Varieties

Two notions that occur often in representation theory seem to be that of a "characteristic variety" and that of an "associated variety". The former term seems exclusive to D-module theory while the ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

225 views

### Nearby cycles and specialisation - properties

I am looking for reference for properties of nearby cycles - specifically, commutation with non-characteristic pull-back (good enough - commutation with pull-back to closed subvariety which is ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

112 views

### Sabbah b-functions factoring

Sabbah defined a version of b-functions for multiple functions in his 1987 paper here: http://archive.numdam.org/ARCHIVE/CM/CM_1987__62_3/CM_1987__62_3_283_0/CM_1987__62_3_283_0.pdf
According to ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

106 views

### $D^{\infty}$ modules on analytic spaces

In Mebkhout's paper on Local Cohomology of Analytic Spaces, the following theorem is stated:
Let $X$ be a complex smooth manifold and $Y$ is an analytic subspace of $X$. Then $\mathcal{D}_X^{\infty}\...

**13**

votes

**0**answers

384 views

### Epsilon factors - a la Beilinson - What is it?

I understand, to some extent, Tate's thesis. Could somebody explain perhaps what are the epsilon factors in Beilinson's works, such as "$\epsilon$-factors for Gauss-Manin determinants", or "...

**13**

votes

**2**answers

669 views

### Codimension of the range of certain linear operators

Assume that $P(x,y), Q(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}[x,y]$ are two polynomials. We define a linear map
$D$ on $\mathbb{R}[x,y]$ with $D(U)=PU_{x}+QU_{y}$. In fact $D$ is the derivational operator correspond ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

266 views

### Smooth mixed hodge modules - representations of fundamental group?

I do not know much about mixed Hodge modules. I would like to ask: Let $X$ be a smooth connected algebraic complex variety, with a chosen point. Could one describe smooth mixed Hodge modules on $X$ as ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

102 views

### Algebraic methods in pde [duplicate]

I'm finding myself with a linear, very symetric system of first orders pde with polynomial coefficients. Wandering on the web, i learnt there is some nice alebraic way to deal with it involving D-...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

67 views

### Projective volume form

Upon reading K. Costello's paper on Witten genus, I wonder when, on a smooth (quasi-)projective variety $X$, the canonical bundle $\omega_X$ admits a left $D$-module structure (other than the Calabi-...

**11**

votes

**2**answers

630 views

### Microlocalizing Hochschild homology

A recent paper of Ben-Zvi and Nadler gives a general formalism for understanding "dimensions" in sheaf theories. Without getting too far into details, amongst other things, this formalism allows us ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

667 views

### The Weyl algebra modules which are also rings

Consider the space $C^\infty(\mathbb{R})$. We have on it a natural action of the Weyl algebra generated by $x$ and $d/dx$, where $x$ is the coordinate on $\mathbb{R}$, and there is plenty of Weyl ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

216 views

### Most general “finiteness of de Rham cohomology” statement for holonomic $D$-modules in the algebraic case?

Let $X$ be a nonsingular algebraic variety over a field $k$ of characteristic zero. (We may assume $k$ algebraically closed if need be, but I want to avoid specifically demanding $k = \mathbb{C}$.) ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

66 views

### Convolution of DQ-Modules

On page 92 of Deformation Quantization Modules Kashiwara and Schapira define two different convolution products for DQ-modules that differ by whether one uses $Rp_{13*}$ or $Rp_{13!}$ to push forward....

**10**

votes

**1**answer

440 views

### Bernstein-Sato polynomial (one variable)

Let $R = \mathbb{C}[x_1,...,x_n]$, $p \in R$. There exists a monic (of lowest degree) $b_p(x) \in \mathbb{C}[s]$ and a differential operator $D(s)$ such that
$$b_p(s) p^s = D(x)p^{s+1}.$$
The ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

172 views

### The associated graded of a mixed Hodge module

Unfortunately this question will be a bit vague, since the question revolves around a memory of something I may have heard in a talk (long time ago).
Let $X$ be a smooth complex variety. Let $MHM(X)$ ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

107 views

### Pull back of D-modules and Koszul resolution

Consider an holonomic D-module on a smooth algebraic variety $X$ over a field $k$ of caracteristic 0.
Let $i: Y \hookrightarrow X$ be a regular embedding.
$Li^* M = \mathcal{D}_{Y\to X} \otimes^L_{...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

108 views

### Is there an analogue of distributions in characteristic p?

Some motivation: When working over $\mathbb{C}$, distributions (in the sense of generalized functions) act as natural generators for $D$-modules (in the sense that any regular holonomic $D$-module is ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

313 views

### singular support of D-module smooth w.r.t. a stratification

(1) Suppose that $X$ is a smooth complex algebraic variety, stratified by some nice smooth stratification $S$. Let $M$ be a $D$-module on $X$, s.t. its shriek-pullback (or star... whatever is ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

128 views

### A nice rigid analytic model for local systems over an elliptic curve?

For $E$ an elliptic curve, let $LS(E)$ be the group of line bundles on $E$ with a flat connection. This is an $\mathbb{A}^1$-torsor over $E^\vee$. By Riemann-Hilbert (since the gauge group acts ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

344 views

### About “de-Rham” and “l-adic” local systems - comparison

Hello,
Suppose that $k$ is an algebraically closed field of char. 0.
Let $X$ be a smooth connected variety over $k$.
Then I have the category $A$ of Regular Singular smooth $D$-modules on $X$ (i.e. ...