Perverse Bundles and Calogero-Moser Spaces

Research paper by David Ben-Zvi, Thomas Nevins

Indexed on: 01 Nov '07Published on: 01 Nov '07Published in: Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry


We present a simple description of moduli spaces of torsion-free D-modules (``D-bundles'') on general smooth complex curves X, generalizing the identification of the space of ideals in the Weyl algebra with Calogero-Moser quiver varieties. Namely, we show that the moduli of D-bundles form twisted cotangent bundles to stacks of torsion sheaves on X, answering a question of Ginzburg. The corresponding (untwisted) cotangent bundles are identified with moduli of ``perverse vector bundles'' on T^*X, which contain as open subsets the moduli of framed torsion-free sheaves (the Hilbert schemes (T^*X)^[n] in the rank one case). The proof is based on the description of the derived category of D-modules on X by a noncommutative version of the Beilinson transform on the projective line.