K-Motives and Koszul Duality in Geometric Representation Theory
Perverse sheaves and intersection cohomology are central objects in geometric representation theory. This talk is about their long-lost K-theoretic cousins, called K-motives. We will discuss definitions and basic properties of K-motives and explore potential applications to geometric representation theory. For example, K-motives shed a new light on Beilinson-Ginzburg-Soergel's Koszul duality — a remarkable symmetry in the representation theory and geometry of two Langlands dual reductive groups. We will see that this new form of Koszul duality does not involve any gradings or mixed geometry which are as essential as mysterious in the classical approaches.