Recent results about points and cycles on the moduli space of curves

Recent results about points and cycles on the moduli space of curves

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Rahul Pandharipande, ETH Zurich

*Please note change in time*

Zoom link:  https://princeton.zoom.us/j/91248028438

Passcode: Number of plane conics tangent to five general plane conics. 

I will talk about tautological points on the moduli space of curves and their connection to Beauville-Voisin points on K3 surfaces. Very natural open questions on the moduli space of K3 surfaces then immediately arise. At the end, I will discuss recent progress on cycles related to Abel-Jacobi theory.