Moduli spaces of irregular singular connections
In the geometric version of the Langlands correspondence, irregular singular point connections play the role of Galois representations with wild ramification. In this paper, we develop a geometric theory of fundamental strata to study irregular singular connections on the projective line. Fundamental strata were originally used to classify cuspidal representations of the general linear group over a local field. In the geometric setting, fundamental strata play the role of the leading term of a connection. We introduce the concept of a regular stratum, which allows us to generalize the condition that a connection has regular semisimple leading term to connections with nonintegral slope. Finally, we construct a moduli space of meromorphic connections on the projective line with specified formal type at the singular points. © 2012 The Author(s).
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International Mathematics Research Notices
Bremer, C., & Sage, D. (2013). Moduli spaces of irregular singular connections. International Mathematics Research Notices, 2013 (8), 1800-1872. https://doi.org/10.1093/imrn/rns103