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Sun, May 9, 2021

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Math Seminar Series  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)


Ignacio Barros, Université Paris-Saclay, will be speaking.

The presentation is titled "Pencils on surfaces with normal crossings and the Kodaira dimension of Mg,n"

Contact Laure Flapan ( for more information.

The first half of the talk will be a colloquium style talk, where I will recall the history of the problem of determining the Kodaira dimension of the moduli space of curves. In the second half I will report on joint work with D. Agostini, where we study smoothing of pencils of curves on surfaces with normal crossings. As a consequence we obtain new instances of (g,n) where Mg,n is of negative Kodaira dimension and provide bounds for the Kodaira dimension of M16 and M12,8.

more information...

Location: Online via Zoom [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: Department of Mathematics
Contact: Department of Mathematics
phone pic (517) 353-0844