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1 Symplectic varieties and Poisson deformations Yoshinori Namikawa A symplectic variety X is a normal algebraic variety (defined over C) which admits an everywhere non-degenerate d-closed 2-form ω on the regular locus X reg of X such that, for any resolution f : X X with f 1 (X reg ) = X reg, the 2-form ω extends to a regular closed 2-form on X. There is a natural Poisson structure {, } on X determined by ω. Then we can introduce the notion of a Poisson deformation of (X, {, }). A Poisson deformation is a deformation of the pair of X itself and the Poisson structure on it. When X is not a compact variety, the usual deformation theory does not work in general because the tangent object T 1 X may possibly have infinite dimension, and moreover, infinitesimal or formal deformations do not capture actual deformations of non-compact varieties. On the other hand, Poisson deformations work very well in many important cases where X is not a complete variety. Denote by PD X the Poisson deformation functor of a symplectic variety. In this lecture, we shall study the Poisson deformation of an affine symplectic variety. The main result is: Theorem 1. Let X be an affine symplectic variety. Then the Poisson deformation functor PD X is unobstructed. A Poisson deformation of X is controlled by the Poisson cohomology HP 2 (X). When X has only terminal singularities, we have HP 2 (X) = H 2 ((X reg ) an, C), where (X reg ) an is the associated complex space with X reg. This description enables us to prove that PD X is unobstructed. But, in general, there is not such a direct, topological description of HP 2 (X). Let us explain our strategy to describe HP 2 (X). As remarked, HP 2 (X) is identified with PD X (C[ϵ]) where C[ϵ] is the ring of dual numbers over C. First, note that there is an open locus U of X where X is smooth, or is locally a trivial deformation of a (surface) rational double point at each p U. Let Σ be the singular locus of U. Note that X \ U has codimension 4 in X. Moreover, we have PD X (C[ϵ]) = PD U (C[ϵ]). Put TU 1 := an Ext1 (Ω 1 U an, O U an). As is well- 1

2 2 known, a (local) section of TU 1 corresponds to a 1-st order deformation of an U an. Let H be a locally constant C-modules on Σ defined as the subsheaf of TU 1 which consists of the sections coming from Poisson deformations of an U an. Now we have an exact sequence: 0 H 2 (U an, C) PD U (C[ϵ]) H 0 (Σ, H). Here the first term H 2 (U an, C) is the space of locally trivial 1 Poisson deformations of U. By the definition of U, there exists a minimal resolution π : Ũ U. Let m be the number of irreducible components of the exceptional divisor of π. A key result is: Proposition 2. The following equality holds: dim H 0 (Σ, H) = m. In order to prove Proposition 2, we need to know the monodromy action of π 1 (Σ) on H. The idea is to compare two sheaves R 2 π an C and H. Note that, for each point p Σ, the germ (U, p) is isomorphic to the product of an ADE surface singularity S and (C 2n 2, 0). Let S be the minimal resolution of S. Then, (R 2 π an C) p is isomorphic to H 2 ( S, C). A monodromy of R 2 π an C comes from a graph automorphism of the Dynkin diagram determined by the exceptional (-2)-curves on S. As is well known, S is described in terms of a simple Lie algebra g, and H 2 ( S, C) is identified with the Cartan subalgebra h of g; therefore, one may regard R 2 π an C as a local system of the C-module h (on Σ), whose monodromy action coincides with the natural action of a graph automorphism on h. On the other hand, H is a local system of h/w, where h/w is the linear space obtained as the quotient of h by the Weyl group W of g. The action of a graph automorphism on h descends to an action on h/w, which gives a monodromy action for H. This description of the monodromy enables us to compute dim H 0 (Σ, H). Proposition 2 together with the exact sequence above gives an upperbound of dim PD U (C[ϵ]) in terms of some topological data of X (or U). We shall prove Theorem 1 by using this upper-bound. The rough idea is the following. There is a natural map of functors PDŨ PD U induced by the resolution map Ũ U. The tangent space PD Ũ (C[ϵ]) to PD Ũ is identified with H 2 (Ũ an, C). We have an exact sequence 0 H 2 (U an, C) H 2 (Ũ an, C) H 0 (U an, R 2 π an C) 0, 1 More exactly, this means that the Poisson deformations are locally trivial as usual flat deformations of U an

3 3 and dim H 0 (U an, R 2 π an C) = m. In particular, we have dim H 2 (Ũ an, C) = dim H 2 (U an, C)+m. But, this implies that dim PDŨ(C[ϵ]) dim PD U (C[ϵ]). On the other hand, the map PDŨ PD U has a finite closed fiber; or more exactly, the corresponding map SpecRŨ SpecR U of pro-representable hulls, has a finite closed fiber. Since PDŨ is unobstructed, this implies that PD U is unobstructed and dim PDŨ(C[ϵ]) = dim PD U (C[ϵ]). Finally, we obtain the unobstructedness of PD X from that of PD U. Theorem 1 is only concerned with the formal deformations of X; but, if we impose the following condition (*), then the formal universal Poisson deformation of X has an algebraization. (*): X has a C -action with positive weights with a unique fixed point 0 X. Moreover, ω is positively weighted for the action. We shall briefly explain how this condition (*) is used in the algebraization. Let R X := lim R X /(m X ) n+1 be the pro-representable hull of PD X. Then the formal universal deformation {X n } of X defines an m X -adic ring A := lim Γ(X n, O Xn ) and let Â be the completion of A along the maximal ideal of A. The rings R X and Â both have the natural C -actions induced from the C -action on X, and there is a C -equivariant map R X Â. By taking the C -subalgebras of R X and Â generated by eigen-vectors, we get a map C[x 1,..., x d ] S from a polynomial ring to a C-algebra of finite type. We also have a Poisson structure on S over C[x 1,..., x d ] by the second condition of (*). As a consequence, there is an affine space A d whose completion at the origin coincides with Spec(R X ) in such a way that the formal universal Poisson deformation over Spec(R X ) is algebraized to a C -equivariant map X A d. According to a result of Birkar-Cascini-Hacon-McKernan, we can take a crepant partial resolution π : Y X in such a way that Y has only Q- factorial terminal singularities. This Y is called a Q-factorial terminalization of X. In our case, Y is a symplectic variety and the C -action on X uniquely extends to that on Y. Since Y has only terminal singularities, it is relatively easy to show that the Poisson deformation functor PD Y is unobstructed. Moreover, the formal universal Poisson deformation of Y has an

4 4 algebraization over an affine space A d : Y A d. There is a C -equivariant commutative diagram Y X A d ψ A d We have the following. Theorem 3 (a) ψ is a finite Galois covering. (b) Y A d is a locally trivial deformation of Y. (c) The induced map Y t X ψ(t) is an isomorphism for a general point t A d. The Galois group of ψ is described as follows. Let Σ be the singular locus of X. There is a closed subset Σ 0 Σ such that X is locally isomorphic to (S, 0) (C 2n 2, 0) at every point p Σ Σ 0 where S is an ADE surface singularity. We have Codim X Σ 0 4. Let B be the set of connected components of Σ Σ 0. Let B B. Pick a point b B and take a transversal slice S B Y of B passing through b. In other words, X is locally isomorphic to S B (B, b) around b. S B is a surface with an ADE singularity. Put S B := π 1 (S B ). Then S B is a minimal resolution of S B. Put T B := S B (B, b) and T B := π 1 (T B ). Note that T B = S B (B, b). Let C i (1 i r) be the ( 2)-curves contained in S B and let [C i ] H 2 ( S B, R) be their classes in the 2-nd cohomology group. Then Φ := {Σa i [C i ]; a i Z, (Σa i [C i ]) 2 = 2} is a root system of the same type as that of the ADE-singularity S B. Let W be the Weyl group of Φ. Let {E i (B)} 1 i r be the set of irreducible exceptional divisors of π lying over B, and let e i (B) H 2 (X, Z) be their classes. Clearly, r r. If r = r, then we define W B := W. If r < r, the Dynkin diagram of Φ has a non-trivial graph automorphism. When Φ is of type A r with r > 1, r = [r + 1/2] and the Dynkin diagram has a graph automorphism τ of order 2. When Φ is of type D r with r 5, r = r 1 and the Dynkin diagram has a graph automorphism τ of order 2. When Φ is of type D 4, the Dynkin diagram has two different graph automorphisms of order 2 and 3. There are (1)

5 5 two possibilities of r; r = 2 or r = 3. In the first case, let τ be the graph automorphism of order 3. In the latter case, let τ be the graph automorphism of order 2. Finally, when Φ is of type E 6, r = 4 and the Dynkin diagram has a graph automorphism τ of order 2. In all these cases, we define W B := {w W ; τwτ 1 = w}. The Galois group of ψ coincides with W B. As an application of Theorem 3, we have Corollary 4: Let (X, ω) be an affine symplectic variety with the property (*). Then the following are equivalent. (1) X has a crepant projective resolution. (2) X has a smoothing by a Poisson deformation. Example 5 (i) Let O g be a nilpotent orbit of a complex simple Lie algebra. Let Õ be the normalization of the closure Ō of O in g. Then Õ is an affine symplectic variety with the Kostant-Kirillov 2-form ω on O. Let G be a complex algebraic group with Lie(G) = g. By [Fu], Õ has a crepant projective resolution if and only if O is a Richardson orbit (cf. [C- M]) and there is a parabolic subgroup P of G such that its Springer map T (G/P ) Õ is birational. In this case, every crepant resolution of Õ is actually obtained as a Springer map for some P. If Õ has a crepant resolution, Õ has a smoothing by a Poisson deformation. The smoothing of Õ is isomorphic to the affine variety G/L, where L is the Levi subgroup of P. Conversely, if Õ has a smoothing by a Poisson deformation, then the smoothing always has this form. (ii) In general, Õ has no crepant resolutions. But, by [Na 4], at least when g is a classical simple Lie algebra, every Q-factorial terminalization of Õ is given by a generalized Springer map. More explicitly, there is a parabolic subalgebra p with Levi decomposition p = n l and a nilpotent orbit O in l so that the generalized Springer map G P (n+ō ) Õ is a crepant, birational map, and the normalization of G P (n + Ō ) is a Q-factorial terminalization of Õ. By a Poisson deformation, Õ deforms to the normalization of G L Ō. Here G L Ō is a fiber bundle over G/L with a typical fiber Ō, and its normalization can be written as G L Õ with the normalization Õ of Ō. We can apply Theorem 3 to the Poisson deformations of an affine symplectic variety related to a nilpotent orbit in a complex simple Lie algebra.

6 6 Let g be a complex simple Lie algebra and let G be the adjoint group. For a parabolic subgroup P of G, denote by T (G/P ) the cotangent bundle of G/P. The image of the Springer map s : T (G/P ) g is the closure Ō of a nilpotent (adjoint) orbit O in g. Then the normalization Õ of Ō is an affine symplectic variety with the Kostant-Kirillov 2-form. If s is birational onto its image, then the Stein factorization T (G/P ) Õ Ō of s gives a crepant resolution of Õ. In this situation, we have the following commutative diagram G P r(p) G r(p) (2) k(p) k(p)/w where r(p) is the solvable radical of p, G r(p) is the normalization of the adjoint G-orbit of r(p) and k(p) is the centralizer of the Levi part l of p. Moreover, W := N W (L)/W (L), where L is the Levi subgroup of P and W (L) is the Weyl group of L. Theorem 6. The diagram above coincides with the C -equivariant commutative diagram of the universal Poisson deformations of T (G/P ) and Õ. Note that W has been extensively studied by Howlett and others. Another important example is a transversal slice of g. In the commutative diagram above, put p = b the Borel subalgebra. Then we have: G B b h π B ϕ g h/w. (3) Let x g be a nilpotent element of g and let O be the adjoint orbit containing x. Let V g be a transversal slice for O passing through x. Put V B := π 1 B (V). Denote by V (resp. Ṽ B ) the central fiber of V h/w (resp. G B b h). Note that ṼB is somorphic to the cotangent bundle T (G/B) of G/B, and ṼB V is a crepant resolution.

7 7 Theorem 7 The commutative diagram Ṽ B V ϕ V h h/w (4) is the C -equivariant commutative diagram of the universal Poisson deformations of ṼB and V if g is simply laced. When g is not simply-laced, Theorem 7 is no more true. In fact, Slodowy pointed out that the transversal slice V for a subregular nilpotent orbit of non-simply-laced g does not give the universal deformation. However, we have a criterion of the universality. Let ρ : A(O) GL(H 2 (π 1 B,0 (x), Q)) be the monodromy representation of the component group A(O) of O. Theorem 8. Let g be a comple simple Lie algebra which is not necessarilly simply-laced. Then the above commutative diagram is universal if and only if ρ is trivial. Department of Mathematics, Kyoto University,

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