On the moduli space of quintic surfaces

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
We describe the use of GIT and stable replacement for studying the geometry of a special compactification of the moduli space of smooth quintic surfaces, the KSBA compactification. In particular we discuss the interplay between non-log-canonical singularities and boundary divisors. Our presentation will be enriched by drawing analogies with similar phenomena on the moduli space of curves of genus three.
Patricio Gallardo
Stony Brook University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 322