MathOverflow is a question and answer site for professional mathematicians. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Let $\mathcal{M}_{0,n}$ be the complement of the boundary of the Mumford-Knudsen compactification of the moduli space of genus zero, n-pointed curves.

Is $Pic(\mathcal{M}_{0,n})$ trivial?

share|cite|improve this question
up vote 12 down vote accepted

Yes. By fixing the three points $\{0,1,\infty\}$ one sees that $M_{0,n}$ is isomorphic to an open subscheme of $\mathbb{A}^{n-3}$ which has trivial Picard group. Since it is smooth, the Picard group of any open subscheme is also trivial.

share|cite|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.