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Donggun Lee, Birational Geometry of Generalized Hessenberg Varieties and the Generalized Shareshian-Wachs Conjecture
April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm KST
Hessenberg varieties are subvarieties of flag varieties with interesting properties in both algebro-geometric and combinatorial perspectives. The Shareshian-Wachs conjecture connects their cohomology with the chromatic quasi-symmetric functions of the associated graphs, which are refinements of the chromatic polynomials. In this talk, we introduce generalized Hessenberg varieties and study their birational geometry via blowups. As a result, natural maps from Hessenberg varieties to projective spaces or the permutohedral varieties are decomposed into explicit blowups and projective bundle maps. As a byproduct, we also provide an elementary proof of the Shareshian-Wachs conjecture and its natural generalization. This is joint work with Prof. Young-Hoon Kiem.