School Seminars and Colloquia

Counting lattice points in the moduli space of curves

Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Paul Norbury


Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Tue 11th March 2008
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb

Abstract: I will describe how to define and count lattice points in the moduli space
of genus g curves with n labeled points. This produces a polynomial with
coefficients that include the Euler characteristic of the moduli space,
and tautological intersection numbers on the compactified moduli space.
I will start with an easy introduction to the moduli space.

For More Information: Lawrence Reeves L.Reeves@ms.unimelb.edu.au