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Deformations of representations of fundamental groups of complex varieties

Abstract : We describe locally the representation varieties of fundamental groups for smooth complex varieties at representations coming from the monodromy of a variation of mixed Hodge structure. Given such a manifold $X$ and such a linear representation $\rho$ of its fundamental group $\pi_1(X,x)$, we use the theory of Goldman-Millson and pursue our previous work that combines mixed Hodge theory with derived deformation theory to construct a mixed Hodge structure on the formal local ring $\widehat{\mathcal{O}}_\rho$ to the representation variety of $\pi_1(X,x)$ at $\rho$. Then we show how a weighted-homogeneous presentation of $\widehat{\mathcal{O}}_\rho$ is induced directly from a splitting of the weight filtration of its mixed Hodge structure. In this way we recover and generalize theorems of Eyssidieux-Simpson ($X$ compact) and of Kapovich-Millson ($\rho$ finite).
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Contributor : Louis-Clément Lefèvre <>
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  • HAL Id : hal-02399676, version 2
  • ARXIV : 1912.04787



Louis-Clément Lefèvre. Deformations of representations of fundamental groups of complex varieties. 2021. ⟨hal-02399676v2⟩



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