Geometry & Topology
- Geom. Topol.
- Volume 21, Number 5 (2017), 2557-2600.
A geometric construction of colored HOMFLYPT homology
The aim of this paper is twofold. First, we give a fully geometric description of the HOMFLYPT homology of Khovanov and Rozansky. Our method is to construct this invariant in terms of the cohomology of various sheaves on certain algebraic groups, in the same spirit as the authors’ previous work on Soergel bimodules. All the differentials and gradings which appear in the construction of HOMFLYPT homology are given a geometric interpretation.
In fact, with only minor modifications, we can extend this construction to give a categorification of the colored HOMFLYPT polynomial, colored HOMFLYPT homology. We show that it is in fact a knot invariant categorifying the colored HOMFLYPT polynomial and that it coincides with the categorification proposed by Mackaay, Stošić and Vaz.
Geom. Topol., Volume 21, Number 5 (2017), 2557-2600.
Received: 28 September 2010
Revised: 25 June 2016
Accepted: 25 December 2016
First available in Project Euclid: 16 November 2017
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Webster, Benjamin; Williamson, Geordie. A geometric construction of colored HOMFLYPT homology. Geom. Topol. 21 (2017), no. 5, 2557--2600. doi:10.2140/gt.2017.21.2557. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.gt/1510859271