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The combinatorics of Lehn's conjecture


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Let $S$ be a nonsingular projective surface equipped with a line bundle $H$. Lehn's conjecture is a formula for the top Segre class of the tautological bundle associated to $H$ on the Hilbert scheme of points of $S$. Voisin has recently reduced Lehn's conjecture to the vanishing of certain coefficients of special power series. The first result here is a proof of the vanishings required by Voisin by residue calculations (A. Szenes and M. Vergne have independently found the same proof). Our second result is an elementary solution of the parallel question for the top Segre class on the symmetric power of a nonsingular projective curve $C$ associated to a higher rank vector bundle $V$ on $C$. Finally, we propose a complete conjecture for the top Segre class on the Hilbert scheme of points of $S$ associated to a higher rank vector bundle on $S$ in the $K$-trivial case.


The first author was supported by the NSF through grant DMS 1601605. The second author was supported by the NSF through grant DMS 1150675. The third author was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the European Research Council through grants SNF-200020-162928, ERC-2012-AdG-320368-MCSK and ERC-2017-AdG-786580-MACI. The third author was also supported by SwissMAP and the Einstein Stiftung in Berlin.

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J. Math. Soc. Japan, Volume 71, Number 1 (2019), 299-308.

Received: 3 September 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 4 October 2018

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Primary: 14C05: Parametrization (Chow and Hilbert schemes)
Secondary: 14C17: Intersection theory, characteristic classes, intersection multiplicities [See also 13H15] 14Q05: Curves 14Q10: Surfaces, hypersurfaces

Lehn conjecture Hilbert scheme of points


MARIAN, Alina; OPREA, Dragos; PANDHARIPANDE, Rahul. The combinatorics of Lehn's conjecture. J. Math. Soc. Japan 71 (2019), no. 1, 299--308. doi:10.2969/jmsj/78747874.

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