Layered resolutions of Cohen–Macaulay modules

  • David Eisenbud

    University of California, Berkeley and MSRI, USA
  • Irena Peeva

    Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
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Let be a Gorenstein local ring and suppose that is a finitely generated Cohen–Macaulay -module of codimension . Given a regular sequence in the annihilator of we set and construct layered -free and -free resolutions of . The construction inductively reduces the problem to the case of a Cohen–Macaulay module of codimension and leads to the inductive construction of a higher matrix factorization for . In the case where is a sufficiently high -syzygy of some module of finite projective dimension over , the layered resolutions are minimal and coincide with the resolutions defined from higher matrix factorizations we described in [EP]. Our results provide a characterization of all MCM modules over a complete intersection in terms of higher matrix factorizations.

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David Eisenbud, Irena Peeva, Layered resolutions of Cohen–Macaulay modules. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 23 (2021), no. 3, pp. 845–867

DOI 10.4171/JEMS/1024