Top Global Course Special Lectures by Prof. Valery Alexeev

Top Global Course Special Lectures by Prof. Valery Alexeev (Kyoto University / University of Georgia) will take place as follows:

Course Title
Top Global Course Special Lectures 1
Date & Time
April 3 - 11, 2017
Monday, April 3, 15:00-17:30
Wednesday, April 5, 15:00-17:30
Friday, April 7, 15:00-17:30
Tuesday, April 11, 10:00-12:30
127 Conference room, Faculty of Science Bldg. #3, Kyoto University
Compact moduli spaces of surfaces: functorial and combinatorial
The lectures will go over several concrete examples of geometric compactifications of moduli spaces of surfaces and surface pairs.
The topics will include, in roughly this order:
  • Dimension 1 case. Weighted curves. Losev-Manin spaces.
  • Toric methods. Moduli of abelian surfaces and their covers.
  • Matroidal methods. Weighted hyperplane arrangements and their covers.
  • Higher-dimensional analogs of Losev-Manin spaces.
  • Losev-Manin spaces for other Lie types.
  • Compactifications of moduli of rational elliptic surfaces and of K3 surfaces.