Algebraic Geometry / Moduli Seminar

Spring 2011

The seminar meets at 3 in Room 3.10. All are welcome. I will occasionally give lectures on various aspects of the algebraic geometry of moduli space when outside speakers arent available.

Schedule of upcoming talks

February 7 P. Tortella SISSA (Trieste) Moduli spaces for Lie-algebroid connections
February 10 R. Pandharipande Princeton Colloquium (4:30 PA1): Cohomology of the moduli space of curves
February 14 I. Biswas TIFR (Bombay) Brauer group of some moduli of bundles on a curve
February 21 V. Shende Princeton Hilbert schemes of plane curve singularities and the singularities of Severi varieties
February 28 R. Thomas Imperial Nodal curves old and new
March 7 V. Shende Princeton Hilbert schemes of singular curves and the HOMFLY polynomial of their links
March 10 A. Beauville Nice Colloquium (4:30 PA1): Holomorphic symplectic geometry
March 14 A. Beauville Nice Involutions of holomorphic symplectic manifolds
March 21 M. Viscardi Harvard Alternate compactifications of the moduli space of genus one maps
April 29 Y. Ruan Univ. of Michigan [1:30 RM 3.10] Gromov-Witten theory of elliptic orbifold P^1 and quasi-modular forms
April 29 F. Viviani Rome III/Coimbra [3:00 RM 3.10] On the birational geometry of the universal Picard variety

The seminar is organized by R. Pandharipande with support from the Gulbenkian Foundation and a Marie Curie Fellowship. The page design is due to P. Belorousski.