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### On the cohomology ring of the Hilbert scheme of points on k3 or abelian surfaces

There are many results on the cohomology of the Hilbert scheme of points of a surface.
Gottsche calcaluted the Betti numbers and Nakajima got the generators of the cohomology. Also
there are results ...

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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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### Is the Quot scheme of finite length quotients with prescribed composition factors projective?

Assume we have a scheme $X$ over a field, say $\mathbb{C}$, and a "nice" sheaf of ring $R$ on it. $E$ denotes a left $R$-module. We denote by $Q:=Quot_R(E,n)$ the scheme classifying quotients ...

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### Maryam Mirzakhani's works

Maryam Mirzakhani has made several contributions to the theory of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces.
Mirzakhani was awarded the Fields Medal in 2014 for "her outstanding contributions to the dynamics ...

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### Is there a more general obstruction to the existence of moduli spaces than the existence of automorphisms?

We are taught that, in general:
A type of objects that has nontrivial automorphisms cannot have a fine moduli space.
The proof generally goes along the lines of:
Take an object $X$ with a ...

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### Universal curve of stacks of stable curve

Let $\overline{M}_{g,A}$ the moduli stack of pointed genus $g$ stable curves with weights $A = (a_1,...,a_n)$ introduced in
Brendan Hassett, Moduli spaces of weighted pointed stable curves, Adv. ...

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### Models for the moduli space $\overline{M}_{1,n}$

Let $\overline{M}_{1,n}$ denote the coarse moduli space of $n$-pointed elliptic curves. Is there an explicit description of these spaces (a la Kapranov's construction) for low $n$?
Apparently this ...

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### Moduli space of holomorphic sections

Let $(L,M,\omega,\nabla)$ be an holomorphic line bundle over a Kahler manifold $(M,\omega)$ equipped with the Chern connection $\nabla$. Let $\Gamma(L)$ denote the space of holomorphic sections of ...

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### Need help on explanations of moduli space (of genus 1 curves) [closed]

Sorry about this question which is not on a research level. But I am very confused about this "first" example of coarse moduli space of genus 1 curves.
The moduli space I talk about here is the ...

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### Moduli space of flat connections over a torus

Let us fix a principal bundle $G\hookrightarrow P\to T^{2}$, where $T^{2}$ is a torus. Is the moduli space of flat connections on $P$ known? At least, it is known for some particular gauge groups, ...

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### Evaluation maps for moduli of stable maps

Let $\overline{M}_{0,n}(\mathbb{P}^N,d)$ be the moduli space of stable maps of degree $d$ from curves of genus zero with $n$-marked points to $\mathbb{P}^N$.
Consider the product of the evaluation ...

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### $\mathcal{M}_{g,n}$ a scheme for $n \gg 0$? [duplicate]

I think that for $n \geq 3$, the Deligne-Mumford moduli stack $\mathcal{M}_{0,n}$ is a scheme. Is it more generally true that for every $g$, the Deligne-Mumford moduli stack $\mathcal{M}_{g,n}$ is a ...

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### A question about Mirzakhani et. al.'s algebraicity theorem

While the geodesic flow on a complete hyperbolic surface is ergodic, the closure of an individual orbit (a geodesic line) can take a complicated fractal-like shape. Nonetheless, there is an ...

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### miniversality vs versality

Consider a moduli problem $\mathcal{M}$. Assume, at each point $x$, the associated deformation problem $\mathcal{M}_x$ has a tangent-obstruction theory. It follows that $\mathcal{M}_x$ has a hull ...

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### Is the moduli space of curves arising from wild ramification smooth?

Fix a natural number $g$, a prime $p$, and a $p$-group $P$.
Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve of genus $g$ with a faithful action of $P$ and an isomorphism $C / P \cong \mathbb P^1$ such that $P$ ...

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### degenerate points in the moduli space of flat principal $G$-bundle with respect to a linear representation on a complex

Let $(A^\bullet,\partial)$ be a complexe of $\mathbb{C}$-vector spaces. We suppose that this complex is of finite length, and all $A^\bullet$ are finite dimensional. Let $H^\bullet$ be the cohomology ...

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### Proof of “generic curve of genus at least 2 has no nontrivial maps to a positive genus curve”

I searched for it for a long time, but it seems that everybody is taking this for granted and does not bother to point out a proof. Would it be possible that someone points me to a proof or makes me ...

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### Why is the kth cohomology group of the DM-compactification of the moduli space of curves pure of weight k?

I'm trying to understand the paper
Arbarello, Enrico, Cornalba, Maurizio,
Calculating cohomology groups of moduli spaces of curves via algebraic geometry.
Inst. Hautes Études Sci. Publ. Math. No. 88 ...

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### “A theory of generalized Donaldson-Thomas invariants” by Joyce & Song

Is anyone else working through this paper: A theory of generalized Donaldson-Thomas invariants, by Dominic Joyce, Yinan Song? I am trying to verifying example 6.2 (m=2 for simplicity) using only the ...

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### Is there a formula for the number of rational cuspidal curves in surfaces other than P^2?

Let $M$ be a two dimensional compact complex manifold and $A \in H_2(M, \mathbb{Z})$
a fixed homology class. Define a rational curve in $M$ to be $\textit{1-cuspidal}$ if the singularities of the ...

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### Quadrics and Moduli Spaces

It is well known that $\overline{M}_{0,5}$, the moduli space of $5$-pointed rational curves, can be realized as the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^2$ in four general points. Therefore, we may interpret ...

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### Is there an analog of compactified moduli spaces(/stacks) for smooth manifolds?

This question has been inspired by an answer to the question Reference request: Topology on the space of smooth compact submanifolds; I've asked it in a comment to that answer but then decided to make ...

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### Lie algebras vs. graph complexes

A ribbon graph is a graph in which every vertex has valence at least three and is equipped with a cyclic ordering of its adjacent half edges. The ribbon graph complex $\mathcal{G}_*$ is the chain ...

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### projective map from $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n}$

Suppose I have a morphism $f:\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n} \to \mathbb{P}^N$ birational onto its image, and I know exactly what $F$-curves are contracted (or "dually", what divisors are contracted). ...

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### Connected cycles of Shimura curves in $A_{g}$ not contained in larger Shimura subvarieties

Is there always a finite family of Shimura curves $(C_{i})$ in $A_{g}$ the moduli space of principally polarized abelian varieties of dimension $g(\geq 2)$, such that the union $\cup C_{i}$ is ...

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### How to flip one triangulation on a surface into another

Let $S$ be a compact orientable surface and $p_1,\dots, p_n\in S$ be distinct points. We consider all triangulations on $S$ with vertices $p_1,\dots, p_n$.
Is there an algorithm which takes two ...

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### What is the value of this hyperelliptic Hodge-type integral?

Consider the moduli space
$$
\overline{M}_{0,4}(B\mathbb{Z}/2)
$$
This has virtual (and real) dimension one. In a certain sense this moduli space paramaterizes "genus 1 hyperelliptic curves"; that is, ...

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### Isotriviality: two definitions

Consider a proper flat morphism of $k$-schemes ($k$ is an algebraically closed field) $ f:X\longrightarrow\mathbb P^1_k$ such that every fiber $X_p$ for $p\in\mathbb P^1_{\mathbb C}$ is a reduced ...

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### sanity check about a morphism from a stack to its coarse moduli space

Let $Y(3)$ be the fine moduli space (say, over $\mathbb{C}$) representing elliptic curves equipped with a full level 3 structure. Abstractly, there are 24 such structures for any elliptic curve, but ...

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### Details for the action of the braid group B_3 on modular forms

I'm reading Terry Gannon's Moonshine Beyond the Monster, and in section 2.4.3 he hints at (but does not explicitly describe) a way to extend the action of $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ on modular forms to an ...

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### Is there a Riemann existence theorem for orbifolds?

For smooth algebraic varieties $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$, the Riemann existence theorem establishes an equivalence of categories between the category of finite etale covers of $X$ and finite unramified ...

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### Results about moduli of surfaces

There are early successes of the moduli theory
- the construction and compactification of the moduli spaces of curves $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_g$ .
I want to study about the moduli of algebraic ...

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### Kodaira-Spencer theory in d=1

Consider genus $g$ Riemann surfaces, and thier moduli space $\mathcal M_g$.
To determine dimension of $T\mathcal M_g$,
start with a complex structure, which in some coordinates can be written
...

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### Moduli spaces of connections as representation spaces

It is well known that the moduli space of flat connections over a closed manifold $M$ can be identified with the representation space $Hom(\pi_1(M), G) / G$. Furthermore, Atiyah and Bott (1983) showed ...

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### Number of singular fibers in families of hypersurfaces

Consider the projection map
$$\pi: X = V(t_0 f + t_1 gh) \to \mathbf P^1,$$
where $[t_0: t_1]$ are the homogeneous coordinates on $\mathbf P^1$, $f=f(x_0, \dots, x_n)$ is a homogeneous polynomial of ...

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### Properties of finite quotients of quasi-projective varieties

Let $G$ be a finite group acting on a (smooth) quasi-projective variety over $\mathbb C$.
One can consider the stacky quotient $[X/G]$ or the "classical" quotient $X/G$. In general, $[X/G]$ is not a ...

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### Rationality of moduli spaces of rational curves

Let $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ be the moduli space of Deligne-Mumford stable pointed rational curves, and let us consider the quotient $\widetilde{M}_{0,n} = \overline{M}_{0,n}/S_n$.
Clearly, there is a ...

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### On the Hitchin fibration

I will refer to Simpson's "Higgs bundles and local systems".
Proposition 1.4:
When $X$ is a smooth projective variety, one can build up the moduli space $\mathcal{M}(X,r)$ of rank $r$ Higgs ...

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### Topology of the space of foliations on a 3-manifold

Denote by $\mathcal{P} (M)$ the space of smooth plane fields(oriented and transversely oriented) on a given closed and orientable 3-manifold $M$ with the $C^{\infty}$ topology, and by $\mathcal{F}(M)$ ...

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### About stable maps passing through fixed points

In "Notes On Stable Maps and Quantum Cohomology", Fulton and Pandharipande present some results, and their proofs, about the representability of the functor $\mathcal{M}_{g, n}(X, \beta)$, which maps ...

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### Special fiber of $X(p)$ in characteristic $p$

Let $p \geq 5$ be a prime. Let $Y(p)$ be the fine moduli space representing elliptic curves + basis of the $p$-torsion over $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and let $Y_1(p)$ be the fine moduli space representing ...

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### Which mapping class group representations come from algebraic geometry?

Let $\Gamma_g$ be the mapping class group of a closed oriented surface $\Sigma$ of genus $g$. There is a natural surjection $t \colon \Gamma_g \to \mathrm{Sp}(2g,\mathbf Z)$ which sends a mapping ...

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### Is there a non-abelian version of the Torelli map?

Let $C$ be a connected compact oriented real surface of genus $g$, let $G$ be a connected compact Lie group and let $G_\mathbb{C}$ be the complexification of $G$. One considers the moduli space $M ...

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### What is the difference between the moduli space of curves and the moduli space of orbi-curves?

Edit: In my original framing of this question it was not so clear what I was looking for, so this is basically a re-write.
I feel that I should already know the answer to this, but it never sits ...

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### Why is there no Brauer scheme?

Let $X$ be a proper scheme over a base field $k$ (one could consider more general settings, but I am primarly interested in a "geometric" situation with $k$ being algebraically closed).
Then the ...

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### Locus of complete curves on $\mathcal M_g$

Is the union of the complete curves on $\mathcal M_g$ Zariski dense? ($g \gg 0$)
I know it is hard to find higher-dimensional complete subvarieties of $\mathcal M_g$, but a quasiprojective variety ...

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### Guises of the Stasheff polytopes, associahedra for the Coxeter $A_n$ root system?

Richard Stanley keeps a famous running compilation of different guises of the celebrated Catalan numbers. The number of vertices of the associahedron is one instantiation among the multitude, and the ...

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### Moduli interpretation of Eisenstein series

Let $N \geq 11$ be an integer and consider the basis of Eisenstein series for $M_2(\Gamma_0(N))$ described in Theorem $4.6.2$ of Diamond--Shurman's book. Pick and Eisenstein series $F$ in this basis. ...

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### Moduli interpretation of Hecke operators on Shimura curves

In his book on Automorphic Forms, Shimura gives (chapter 9) definitions of the the Hecke operators for Shimura curves.
One can give definitions of the Hecke and Atkin-Lehner operators in terms of the ...

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### Symplectic form on moduli space of connections

Let $M$ be the moduli space of flat $GL(n,\mathbb{C})$ connections on a compact oriented surface, and $\alpha$ the natural symplectic form on it.
Is there any known construction of a bundle with a ...