Mixed Hodge theory and representation varieties of fundamental groups of complex algebraic varieties

Abstract : The mixed Hodge theory of Deligne provides additional structures on the cohomology groups of complex algebraic varieties. Since then, mixed Hodge structures have been constructed on the rational homotopy groups of such varieties by Morgan and Hain. In this vein, we construct mixed Hodge structures on invariants associated to linear representations of fundamental groups of smooth complex algebraic varieties. The starting point is the theory of Goldman and Millson that relates the deformation theory of such representations to the deformation theory via differential graded Lie algebras. This was reviewed by P. Eyssidieux and C. Simpson in the case of compact Kähler manifolds. In the non-compact case, and for representations with finite image, Kapovich and Millson constructed only non-canonical gradings. In order to construct mixed Hodge structures in the non-compact case and unify it with the compact case treated by Eyssidieux-Simpson, we re-write the classical Goldman-Millson theory using more modern ideas from derived deformation theory and a construction of L-infinity algebras due to Fiorenza and Manetti. Our mixed Hodge structure comes then directly from the H^0 of an explicit mixed Hodge complex, in a similar way as the method of Hain for the fundamental group, and whose functoriality appears clearly.
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Louis-Clément Lefèvre. Mixed Hodge theory and representation varieties of fundamental groups of complex algebraic varieties. Algebraic Geometry [math.AG]. Université Grenoble Alpes, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018GREAM029⟩. ⟨tel-01908625⟩

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