Moduli Spaces in Tropical Geometry

Melody Chan, Brown University
Fine Hall 314

Part of the Horizons Lectures Series

In-Person and Online Talk 

I will give a hopefully accessible introduction to some work on tropical moduli spaces of curves and abelian varieties. I will report on joint work with Madeline Brandt, Juliette Bruce, Margarida Melo, Gwyneth Moreland, and Corey Wolfe, in which we find new rational cohomology classes in the moduli space A_g of abelian varieties using tropical techniques. And I will try to touch on a new point of view on this topic, namely that of differential forms on tropical moduli spaces, following the work of Francis Brown.