Nakajima quiver varieties, affine crystals and combinatorics of Auslander-Reiten quivers

D. Kus, B. Schumann


We obtain an explicit crystal isomorphism between two realizations of crystal bases of finite dimensional irreducible representations of simple Lie algebras of type \(A\) and \(D\). The first realization we consider is a geometric construction in terms of irreducible components of certain Nakajima quiver varieties established by Saito and the second is a realization in terms of isomorphism classes of quiver representations obtained by Reineke. We give a homological description of the irreducible components of Lusztig's quiver varieties which correspond to the crystal of a finite dimensional representation and describe the promotion operator in type A to obtain a geometric realization of Kirillov-Reshetikhin crystals.


crystal bases, Kirillov-Reshetikhin crystals, Nakajima's quiver varieties, affine Lie algebras

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