International Mathematics Research Notices
We show that the product in the quantum K-ring of a generalized flag manifold G/P involves only finitely many powers of the Novikov variables. In contrast to previous approaches to this finiteness question, we exploit the finite difference module structure of quantum K-theory. At the core of the proof is a bound on the asymptotic growth of the J-function, which in turn comes from an analysis of the singularities of the zastava spaces studied in geometric representation theory. An appendix by H. Iritani establishes the equivalence between finiteness and a quadratic growth condition on certain shift operators.
D. Anderson, Linda Chen, and H.-H. Tseng.
"On The Finiteness Of Quantum K-Theory Of A Homogeneous Space".
International Mathematics Research Notices.