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### Moduli space of genus 1 curves with two fixed points

It is well-known, that the moduli space $\mathcal M_{1;1}$ of elliptic curves is isomorphic to an orbifold space $(S_3\times S_2) \backslash\backslash \mathcal M_{0;4}$, where the first factor of the ...

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### Which curves cut the Hyperelliptic locus?

Consider the moduli space $\mathcal{A}_{g,n}$ of abelian varieties with some level $n \geq 3$ structure. For simplicity, we just denote it by $\mathcal{A}_{g}$ and drop $n$. Denote the locus of ...

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### Arithmetic dynamics and dynamics on moduli spaces

The following question is more of a request for pointers to suitable literature on introductory material for arithmetic dynamics and dynamics on moduli spaces.
In my dissertation, I have been ...

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### Does the Albanese map satisfy Torelli's theorem

Let $M_h$ be the moduli space of canonically polarized varieties with Hilbert polynomial $h$. Let $M_h \to A_g$ be the Albanese map, with $g$ an integer which depends on $h$ and $A_g$ the moduli space ...

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### Is the moduli space of genus three smooth quartics affine?

Non-hyperelliptic curves of genus three are smooth quartics. Is the moduli space of such curves affine?
I think this follows from a more general result on smooth complete intersections, but I'm ...

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### conformal blocks for beginners

I have given now a couple of talks that involve conformal blocks bundles on the moduli stack $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$, in front of a public of algebraic geometers but not specialists of the ...

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### is there some condition I can impose on families of curves on a surface such that the second Ext between the ideal sheaf and the structure sheaf is zero?

(the title got out of hand)
Say I have a surface $X$, then I also have M, the Hilbert scheme of curves and points on X.
This can be seen as a moduli space of quotients $O_X \to O_Z$.
If $I_Z$ is the ...

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### Tangent space of the stack $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}(X,\beta)$.

Let $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}(X,\beta)$ be the moduli stack of stable maps $f$ from genus $g$, $n$-marked curve $C$ to a variety $X$ i nth curve class $\beta \in H^2(X,\mathbb{Z})$. I would like ...

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### What is “Teichmüller Theory” and its history ?

What is "Teichmüller Theory" ? What part has been worked out / forseen by O. Teichmüller himself and what is further development ? Is there some current work which might be considered as ...

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### Normal sheaf of non-reduced locally complete intersection space curves

Let $C$ be a non-reduced locally complete intersection curve on a smooth degree $d$ surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ (for example a non-reduced Cartier divisor). For simplicity we can assume that ...

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### Isotrivial K3 family and Picard number

Is it true that any family of K3 surfaces over $\mathbb{C}$ whose Picard number is constant is isotrivial? Here isotrivial means locally analytically trivial.
Speculation: Let $\mathcal{M}$ be the ...

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### What is the DGLA controlling the deformation theory of a complex submanifold?

Let $X$ be a complex manifold, $Y\hookrightarrow X$ a complex compact submanifold. Let $T_{X/Y}$ denote the normal bundle of $Y$ in $X$, and $\mathcal{O}(T_{X/Y})$ its sheaf of holomorphic sections. ...

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### Questions on theorem in Deligne-Mumford's '69 Paper: $\omega_C^n$ is very ample $n\geq 3$

I'm working through the details of Deligne and Mumford's 69' paper, "The Irreducibility of the Space of Curves of Given Genus", and I had a few quick questions:
1) On p. 77, they claim that for $x$ a ...

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### How does a moduli interpretation give an analytic object an algebraic structure?

I remember hearing this in other contexts, but I encountered it again when reading Elkies' paper "Shimura Curve Computations", where on page 10, he says that:
"We now return to the Shimura curves ...

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### The use of Hall algebras in physics

I once read a statement (not memorized precisely) that a certain physics quantity between two states of charge $d_1$ and $d_2$ respectively could be computed by running over the states of charge ...

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### morphisms in the construction of the moduli space of curves by mumford

Hi fellow mathematicians,
I'm just studying mumfords proof of the existence of a coarse modulispace for curves of genus $g$in his great GIT book. On page 102 (in the proof of proposition 5.2) he ...

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### Rational curved lying in the boundary of Deligne-Mumford compactification $\bar M_g$

Let $\bar M_g$ be the Deligne-Mumford compactifiction of the moduli space of complex genus $g$ curves $M_g$. Is this correct that through every point of the boundary $\bar M_g\setminus M_g$ passes a ...

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### Regular (or complex analytic) functions on M_3

Let $M_3$ be the moduli space of genus three curves over $\mathbb C$.
Are there non-constant regular functions of this space? What about complex analytic functions?
This question is prompted by the ...

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### Does the moduli space of genus three curves contain a complete genus two curve

Inspired by the question
Does the moduli space of smooth curves of genus g contain an elliptic curve
and its amazing answers, I ask (pure out of curiosity) whether the moduli space $M_3$ of (smooth ...

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### Possible slope for a modular form

Let $f\colon \mathbb{H}_g \to \mathbb{C}$ be a Siegel modular form of weight $k$ with respect to $\Gamma_g$.
Then, $f$ admits a Fourier expansion $f(Z) = \sum_T a(T) \exp(i\pi \mathop{tr} TZ)$, where ...

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### Moduli Space of an Algebraic K3 surface with singularities.

Suppose that $X$ is an algebraic K3 surface (say polarized). If the singular divisor of $X$ is normal crossing... Do we have a moduli space parametrizing such $K3$ surfaces? If yes do we have a ...

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### kapranov's realization of $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ over other fields

Kapranov gave a very nice desciption, over $\mathbb{C}$ of the moduli space of stable pointed rational curves $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ as a series of blow-ups of $P^{n-3}$. Does this, or a similar result, ...

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### Genus 2 curves vs Abelian surfaces

In the Satake compactification of abelian surfaces we have the following degeneration of a family of abelian surfaces in $\mathbf{H}_2$
$lim_{t \to \infty}\begin{pmatrix} it & b \\\ b & ...

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### What's “bad” about unstable sheaves?

To construct a (coarse or fine) moduli space that is separated, one usually throw away some class of the object in question. For moduli of sheaves people talk about (semi-)stability. A coherent sheaf ...

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### on a Deformation long exact sequence of moduli space of stable maps

I am reading the book "mirror symmetry" by Hori,Katz,Klemm,etc. And I want to understand the following Deformation long exact sequence
\begin{align}
0 & \to Aut(Σ, p_1, . . . , p_n, f)\to Aut(Σ, ...

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### What is the Brauer group of the moduli space of (p.p.) abelian varieties?

What is the Brauer group of the moduli space of principally polarized abelian varieties of a given dimension? I am primarily interested in the "open" moduli space, i.e. not a compactification. The ...

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### What does this quotient of the upper half plane parametrize?

Let $G(N)$ be the congruence subgroup
$\big\{ \begin{pmatrix} a&b \\ c&d \end{pmatrix} \in SL_2(\mathbb{Z}) \ \ | \ \ a \equiv d \mod N \textrm{ and } b \equiv c\equiv 0 \mod N \big\}$.
...

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### Reference request: virtual fundamental class of moduli of stable maps

Let $f:U\longrightarrow \overline{M}_{0,n}(\mathbb{P}^m,d)$ is the universal family with morphism $\pi:U\longrightarrow\mathbb{P}^m$ and let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^m$ be a hypersurface defined by a ...

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### base-point free linear system

Let $C$ be a reduced curve in a smooth degree $d$ ($d \ge 5$) surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Suppose $C=C_1 \cup ... \cup C_r$ with $C_i$ irreducible and $C_i^2<0$ for all $i$. Then is the linear ...

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### Applications of moduli of curves theory

Are there some applications of moduli of curves theory? I was wondering if moduli of curves theory is used (or could be used) for doing research in applied mathematics.
I am doing my PhD in algebraic ...

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### Families of ideal sheaves: What's the correct definition?

I'm looking at Bridgeland's paper "Flops and Derived categories" and I got confused on what he meant by a family of ideal sheaves.
Let $Y$ be a scheme, and let $S$ be another scheme. A family of ...

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### Deformation of space curves to union of lines

Does every irreducible component of a Hilbert scheme of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$ contain a curve that is a union of lines (not necessarily reduced)? Furthermore, given a curve $C \subset \mathbb{P}^3$ ...

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### Complex structures on a K3 surface as a hyperkähler manifold

A hyperkähler manifold is a Riemannian manifold of real dimension $4k$ and holonomy group contained in $Sp(k)$. It is known that every hyperkähler manifold has a $2$-sphere $S^{2}$ of complex ...

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### Maximum number of generators of a curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$

Let $H_{d,g}$ denote the Hilbert scheme of curves of degree $d$ and genus $g$ locally of complete intersection in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Given a curve $C \in H_{d,g}$, denote by $S(C)$ a minimal set of ...

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### what exactly is the moduli functor for classifying elliptic curves with (full) level N structure?

So, when people say, "the moduli problem of classifying elliptic curves over $\mathbb{C}$ with level $N$ structure", there are usually two associated functors I've seen:
$P_N : ...

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### When is the natural projection of the HIlbert flag scheme a flat morphism

Let ${Hilb_{P,Q}}_{red}$ be the reduced scheme associated to the Hilbert flag scheme parametrizing all pairs $(C,X)$ with
$C \subset X \subset \mathbb{P}^3$, where $C$ is a curve and $X$ a degree $d$ ...

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### Floer homology and Invariants for Einstein Field Equations?

Motivation: There have been the instanton (anti-self dual connection) solutions to the Yang-Mills equation $d_A^\ast F_A=0$ which extremize the YM energy $\int_M|F_A|^2$, leading to the Donaldson ...

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### moduli interpretations for modular curves

Some big picture questions -
What are some applications of the moduli interpretation for congruence curves? Specifically, the interpretations for congruence curves parametrizing elliptic curves with ...

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### General degree $d$ surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$

Let $H_{d_1,g_1}, H_{d_2,g_2}$ be two Hilbert schemes of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$ with degrees $d_1, d_2$ and genus $g_1, g_2$. Denote by $H:=H_{d_1,g_1}\times H_{d_2,g_2}$
where an element in $H$ is ...

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### Mordell-Weil group of the universal abelian scheme

Let $n>2$ and let $k$ be either $\bf Q$ or a finite field whose characteristic is prime to $n$. Let $A_{g,n}$ be the moduli scheme, which represents the functor, which with every $k$-scheme $S$
...

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### Does the moduli space of smooth curves of genus g contain an elliptic curve

Let $M_g$ be the moduli space of smooth projective geometrically connected curves over a field $k$ with $g\geq 2$. Note that $M_g$ is not complete.
Does $M_g$ contain an elliptic curve?
The answer ...

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### Deformations of smooth projective hypersurfaces and the Jacobian ring

It is a well-known result of Griffiths that the pieces of Hodge filtration of a smooth hypersurface $X:= (f=0)$ of degree $d$ in $\mathbb{P}^{n}$ are isomorphic to graded pieces of the Jacobian ring ...

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### Is $M_{1,n}$ affine?

A famous conjecture of Looijenga states that the moduli space of curves $M_{g,n}$ is the union of $g- \delta_{0,n}+ \delta_{0,g}$ open affine subsets, where $g,n$ are non-negative integers satisfying ...

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### Some help in digesting a paragraph in the introduction of Deligne/Rapoport's “Les Schemas de Modules de Courbes Elliptique”

http://www.springerlink.com/content/04x54gr171v556m4/fulltext.pdf
On page 149 (DeRa-7), in the middle of the page, I can translate the middle paragraph that starts "3. La surface de Riemann ..." as ...

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### Fine/Coarse moduli spaces and extensions of fields.

Let $K/k$ be an arbitrary field extension and $X$, $Y$ varieties over $k$ (lets assume projective and perhaps smooth to avoid technicalities). There is a fine moduli space of morphisms between $X$ and ...

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### Irreducibility of monodromy of eigenspaces of families of cyclic coverings

In the article "La conjecture de Weil", Deligne proves that for the primitive cohomology of a universal family $f:X \rightarrow S$ for $M_{d,n}$ the moduli stack of hypersurfaces of degree $d$ in ...

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### Moduli Space of Abelian Varieties with a N-torsion point

Does there exists (as scheme, or as some sort of stack) the moduli space of principally polarized Abelian Varieties together with a point of order $N$, for $N>1$ an integer?
In the case of ...

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### Koszulness of the cohomology ring of moduli of stable genus zero curves

Let $n \geq 3$. The ring $H^\bullet(\overline{M}_{0,n},\mathbf Q)$ was determined by Sean Keel. It is generated by the cohomology classes of boundary divisors $D_{A,B}$ corresponding to partitions $A ...

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### Is $M_g$ finitely covered by a scheme over the integers?

This question was prompted by my almost-answer to the question Does smooth and proper over $\mathbb Z$ imply rational? , but I never got around to asking this until now.
It is well known that $M_g$, ...

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### Deformations of pointed stable maps with “curve held rigid” or “preserving the dual graph”

I am reading the "Notes on stable maps and quantum cohomology" by Fulton and Pandharipande and I got stuck in the proof of the Theorem 2, p.27. The authors consider the space $Def(\mu)$ of first order ...