Let be a proper, integral, locally planar curve, and consider its Hilbert schemes of points . We define four creation/annihilation operators acting on the rational homology groups of these Hilbert schemes and show that the operators satisfy the relations of a Weyl algebra. The action of this algebra is similar to that defined by Grojnowski and Nakajima for a smooth surface. As a corollary, we compute the cohomology of in terms of the cohomology of the compactified Jacobian of together with an auxiliary grading on the latter. This recovers and slightly strenghtens a formula recently obtained in a different way by Maulik and Yun and independently Migliorini and Shende.
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Jørgen Vold Rennemo, Homology of Hilbert schemes of points on a locally planar curve. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 20 (2018), no. 7, pp. 1629–1654DOI 10.4171/JEMS/795