Yangians and cohomology rings of Laumon spaces
Laumon moduli spaces are certain smooth closures of the moduli spaces of maps from the projective line to the flag variety of GLn. We construct the action of the Yangian of sln in the cohomology of Laumon spaces by certain natural correspondences. We construct the action of the affine Yangian (two-parametric deformation of the universal enveloping algebra of the universal central extension of sln[s±1,t]) in the cohomology of the affine version of Laumon spaces. We compute the matrix coefficients of the generators of the affine Yangian in the fixed point basis of cohomology. This basis is an affine analogue of the Gelfand-Tsetlin basis. The affine analogue of the Gelfand-Tsetlin algebra surjects onto the equivariant cohomology rings of the affine Laumon spaces. The cohomology ring of the moduli space Mn,d of torsion free sheaves on the plane, of rank n and second Chern class d, trivialized at infinity, is naturally embedded into the cohomology ring of certain affine Laumon space. It is the image of the center Z of the Yangian of gln naturally embedded into the affine Yangian. In particular, the first Chern class of the determinant line bundle on Mn,d is the image of a noncommutative power sum in Z.