Variation of geometric invariant theory quotients and derived categories

Matthew Ballard, David Favero, Ludmil Katzarkov

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Scopus citations


We study the relationship between derived categories of factorizations on gauged Landau-Ginzburg models related by variations of the linearization in Geometric Invariant Theory. Under assumptions on the variation, we show the derived categories are comparable by semi-orthogonal decompositions and we completely describe all components appearing in these semi-orthogonal decompositions. We show how this general framework encompasses many well-known semi-orthogonal decompositions. We then proceed to give applications of this complete description. In this setting, we verify a question posed by Kawamata: we show that D-equivalence and K-equivalence coincide for such variations. The results are applied to obtain a simple inductive description of derived categories of coherent sheaves on projective toric Deligne-Mumford stacks. This recovers Kawamata's theorem that all projective toric Deligne-Mumford stacks have full exceptional collections. Using similar methods, we prove that the Hassett moduli spaces of stable symmetrically-weighted rational curves also possess full exceptional collections. As a final application, we show how our results recover and extend Orlov's σ-model/Landau-Ginzburg model correspondence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-303
Number of pages69
JournalJournal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik
Issue number746
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


Dive into the research topics of 'Variation of geometric invariant theory quotients and derived categories'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this