Joint with Leo Patimo. We give a complete (and surprisingly simple) description of the affine Hecke category for SL(3) in characteristic zero. More precisely, we calculate the Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials, give a recursive formula for the projectors defining indecomposable objects and, for each coefficient of a Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomial, we produce a set of morphisms with such a cardinality.
I have been thinking about math education for more than fifteen years. An initiation rite for me was the following story. I was training three students for the math olympics in some school. They worked with me for one year without previous trainment. Then they went to the National Mathematical Olympiad in Chile and they obtained the three gold medals that were given that year. In that moment I was very moved and I realized that the method that I implemented (a method that has been evolving ever since) was interesting.
Sao Paulo Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 13(2) (2019), 499-538. This paper is the first of a series of introductory papers on the fascinating world of Soergel bimodules. It is combinatorial in nature and should be accessible to a broad audience.
Advances in Mathematics (2015) 772-807. I prove that Lusztig's conjecture reduces to a problem about the light leaves. Using the result in Section 4.3 of this paper Geordie Williamson disproved Lusztig's conjecture! The counterexamples grow exponentially in the Coxeter number. Here is Geordie's paper
Joint with Geordie Williamson, to appear in Journal of Algebra. When Soergel's conjecture is satisfied, we produce (finally!) the canonical light leaves, that do not depend on choices. This gives a new approach towards finding a combinatorial interpretation of Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials.
Joint work with Gastón Burrull and Paolo Sentinelli. . Advances in Mathematics 352 (2019) 246-264. In this paper we find the characteristic p analogue of the classical Jones-Wenzl idempotent. We hope this to be a building block for the p-canonical basis as sl_2 is a building block for the representation theory of semi-simple Lie algebras.
Joint work with David Plaza. Proc. Lond. Math. Soc. Vol. 121 (2020) Issue3, 656-701. We conjecture (and prove the "graded degree part") an equivalence between the type A affine Hecke category in positive characteristic and a certain "blob category" that we introduce as a quotient of KLR algebras. This conjecture has been proved recently in an amazing paper by Chris Bowman, Anton Cox, Amit Hazi!! It opens lots of questions...
joint with Geordie Williamson, Comptes Rendus Mathematique Vol 355 (2017) Issue 8, 853-858. We prove that there are indecomposable Soergel bimodules (in type A) having negative degree endomorphisms. This is quite surprising and proves the existence of a non-perverse parity sheaf in type A.