Let $S$ be a surface, $G$ a semi-simple group of type B, C or D. I will explain why the moduli space of framed local systems $A_{G,S}$ defined by Fock and Goncharov has the structure of a cluster variety, and fits inside a larger structure called a cluster ensemble. This was previously known only in type A. This gives a more direct proof of results of Fock and Goncharov for the symplectic and spin groups, and also allows one to quantize higher Teichmuller space in these cases. If time permits, I hope to talk about applications to counting tensor invariants of finite dimensional representations of these groups.


Talk Number PIRSA:16010071