Morrison, Mori and Mumford: mirror symmetry, birational geometry, and moduli spaces

Friday, December 5, 2008 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
I'll explain how elementary ideas from mirror symmetry and birational geometry determine (conjecturally) a canonical toroidal compactification of the moduli space of polarized K3 surfaces. Joint work with Paul Hacking and Valery Alexeev.Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Hall 312
Seán Keel
University of Texas at Austin