Categorified duality in Boij–Söderberg theory and invariants of free complexes
David EisenbudUniversity of California and MSRI, Berkeley, USA
Daniel ErmanUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA
We present a robust categorical foundation for the duality theory introduced by Eisenbud and Schreyer to prove the Boij–Söderberg conjectures describing numerical invariants of syzygies. The new foundation allows us to extend the reach of the theory substantially.
More explicitly, we construct a pairing between derived categories that simultaneously categorifies all the functionals used by Eisenbud and Schreyer. With this new tool, we describe the cone of Betti tables of finite, minimal free complexes having homology modules of specified dimensions over a polynomial ring, and we treat many examples beyond polynomial rings. We also construct an analogue of our pairing between derived categories on a toric variety, yielding toric/multigraded analogues of the Eisenbud–Schreyer functionals.
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David Eisenbud, Daniel Erman, Categorified duality in Boij–Söderberg theory and invariants of free complexes. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 19 (2017), no. 9, pp. 2657–2695DOI 10.4171/JEMS/725