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.
Speaker: 
Patricio Gallardo
Stony Brook University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 322