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

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

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Seán Keel, University of Texas at Austin

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