School Seminars and Colloquia

Intersection theory on moduli spaces of curves via hyperbolic geometry

School Seminar

by Norman Do


Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Tue 8th April 2008
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, University of Melb

Abstract: In the past few decades, moduli spaces of curves have become the
centre of a rich confluence of rather disparate areas such as geometry,
combinatorics, integrable systems and theoretical physics. Starting from
baby principles, I will describe exactly what a moduli space is and
motivate the study of its intersection theory. The talk will include a
discussion of recent results from my PhD thesis, including a new proof of
a formula of Kontsevich.

For More Information: For more information please contact: Paul Pearce P.Pearce@ms.unimelb.edu.au or Paul Norbury pnorbury@ms.unimelb.edu.au