The aim of the article is an extension of the Monodromy Conjecture of Denef and Loeser in dimension two, incorporating zeta functions with differential forms and targeting all monodromy eigenvalues, and also considering singular ambient spaces. That is, we treat in a conceptual unity the poles of the (generalized) topological zeta function and the monodromy eigenvalues associated with an analytic germ defined on a normal surface singularity . The article targets the “right” extension in the case when the link of is a homology sphere. As a first step, we prove a splice decomposition formula for the topological zeta function for any and analytic differential form , which will play the key technical localization tool in the later definitions and proofs.
Then, we define a set of “allowed” differential forms via a local restriction along each splice component. For plane curves we show the following three guiding properties: (1) if is any pole of with allowed, then is a monodromy eigenvalue of , (2) the “standard” form is allowed, (3) every monodromy eigenvalue of is obtained as in (1) for some allowed and some .
For general we prove (1) unconditionally, and (2)–(3) under an additional (necessary) assumption, which generalizes the semigroup condition of Neumann–Wahl. Several examples illustrate the definitions and support the basic assumptions.
"Generalized Monodromy Conjecture in dimension two." Geom. Topol. 16 (1) 155 - 217, 2012. https://doi.org/10.2140/gt.2012.16.155