Publications [#320662] of Leslie Saper

Papers Published

  1. Saper, L, Perverse sheaves and the reductive Borel-Serre compactification, in Hodge Theory and L² Analysis (2017)
    (last updated on 2017/12/18)

    Abstract:
    We briefly introduce the theory of perverse sheaves with special attention to the topological situation where strata can have odd dimension. This is part of a project to use perverse sheaves on the topological reductive Borel-Serre compactification of a Hermitian locally symmetric space as a tool to study perverse sheaves on the Baily-Borel compactification, a projective algebraic variety. We sketch why the decomposition theorem holds for the natural map between the reductive Borel-Serre and the Baily-Borel compactifications. We demonstrate how to calculate extensions of simple perverse sheaves on the reductive Borel-Serre compactification and illustrate with the example of Sp(4,R).