Mathematical Research Letters

Volume 20 (2013)

Number 1

Global matrix factorizations

Pages: 91 – 106



Kevin H. Lin (Department of Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley)

Daniel Pomerleano (Department of Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley)


We study matrix factorization and curved module categories for Landau–Ginzburg models $(X,W)$ with $X$ a smooth variety, extending parts of the work of Dyckerhoff. Following Positselski, we equip these categories with model category structures. Using results of Rouquier and Orlov, we identify compact generators. Via Toën’s derived Morita theory, we identify Hochschild cohomology with derived endomorphisms of the diagonal curved module; we compute the latter and get the expected result. Finally, we show that our categories are smooth, proper when the singular locus of $W$ is proper, and Calabi–Yau when the total space $X$ is Calabi–Yau.

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