Purity for graded potentials and quantum cluster positivity

Ben Davison, Davesh Maulik, Joerg Schuermann, Balazs Szendroi

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Consider a smooth quasiprojective variety X equipped with a C*-action, and a regular function f: X -> C which is C*-equivariant with respect to a positive weight action on the base. We prove the purity of the mixed Hodge structure and the hard Lefschetz theorem on the cohomology of the vanishing cycle complex of f on proper components of the critical locus of f, generalizing a result of Steenbrink for isolated quasi-homogeneous singularities. Building on work of Kontsevich-Soibelman, Nagao and Efimov, we use this result to prove the quantum positivity conjecture for cluster mutations for all quivers admitting a positively graded nondegenerate potential. We deduce quantum positivity for all quivers of rank at most 4; quivers with nondegenerate potential admitting a cut; and quivers with potential associated to triangulations of surfaces with marked points and nonempty boundary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1913-1944
JournalCompositio Mathematica
Issue number10
Early online date19 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


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