Cosection localization for virtual fundamental classes of d-manifolds and Donaldson-Thomas invariants of Calabi-Yau fourfolds

11/09/2021 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Abstract: Localization by cosection, first introduced by Kiem-Li in 2010, is one of the fundamental techniques used to study invariants in complex enumerative geometry. Donaldson-Thomas (DT) invariants counting sheaves on Calabi-Yau fourfolds were first defined by Borisov-Joyce in 2015 by combining derived algebraic and differential geometry.
In this talk, we develop the theory of cosection localization for derived manifolds in the context of derived differential geometry of Joyce. As a consequence, we also obtain cosection localization results for (-2)-shifted symplectic derived schemes. This provides a cosection localization formalism for the Borisov-Joyce DT invariant. As an immediate application, the stable pair invariants of hyperkähler fourfolds, constructed by Maulik-Cao-Toda, vanish, as expected.