# Details of talk

Title | Identity-preserving and inverse-preserving polynomial maps from $\mathbb{C}$ to $\mathrm{SL}(n,\mathbb{C})$ |
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Presenter | Anthony Henderson (The University of Sydney) |

Author(s) | Dr Anthony Henderson |

Session | n/a |

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Abstract | A map $f:\mathbb{C}\to\mathrm{SL}(n,\mathbb{C})$ is \emph{polynomial} if each entry of $f(z)$ is a polynomial function of $z$, \emph{identity-preserving} if $f(0)$ is the identity matrix, and \emph{inverse-preserving} if $f(-z)=f(z)^{-1}$ for all $z$. Obviously, if $f$ is a group homomorphism then it is both identity-preserving and inverse-preserving, but the converse is far from true: the polynomial group homomorphisms from $\mathbb{C}$ to $\mathrm{SL}(n,\mathbb{C})$ form a finite-dimensional algebraic variety called the nilpotent cone, whereas the identity-preserving and inverse-preserving polynomial maps form an infinite-dimensional variety. I will explain a natural stratification of this infinite-dimensional variety into connected finite-dimensional varieties, which are isomorphic to Nakajima quiver varieties of type D. |