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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) ...

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315 views

### The non-existence of the fine moduli scheme of vector bundles. Why?

The reference I am using is this one. The question is about the moduli space of vector bundles. I am trying to understand why the fine moduli scheme does not exist. Let $C$ a projective curve. Let $S$ ...

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### On dimension of the moduli space of abelian differentials on Riemann surfaces

I fear I'm missing something important here, so forgive me if my question is stupid.
Consider $\mathcal{M}_g$ the moduli space of Riemann surfaces of genus $g>2$ and $\mathcal{H}_g$ the moduli ...

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### Is there a reference for boundedness of smooth canonically polarized varieties over Z (No…)

In Kollár's paper Quotient spaces modulo algebraic groups, Kollár mentions right above Theorem 1.8 that the stack $\mathcal M_P$ of smooth canonically polarized varieties over Spec $\mathbb Z$ with ...

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### Lifting morphisms of $p$-divisible groups using Grothendieck-Messing theory

During my reading of Peter Scholze and Jared Weinstein's paper ``Moduli of $p$-divisible groups'' I found this assertion in the proof of Proposition 6.1.3. Consider the following situation. Let $k$ be ...

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### A historical question: Hurwitz, Luroth, Clebsch, and the connectedness of $\mathcal{M}_g$

The connectedness of the moduli space $\mathcal{M}_g$ of complex algebraic curves of genus $g$ can be proven by showing that it is dominated by a Hurwitz space of simply branched d-fold covers of the ...

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### How do I complete the sketch of proof in 'FGA explained', 5.5.8?

It seems to me that the one part that is difficult to transfer to general coherent sheaves is given only one sentence: "Because we have such a common $m$, we get as before an injective morphism from ...

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### Regular minimal model of $X_0(p^2)$

Consider the compactified modular curve $X_0(p^2)$ and the corresponding algebraic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$. My questions are the following:
Where do the cusps of $X_0(p^2)_{\mathbb{Q}}$ live? That ...

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### Are these moduli problems of curves “well-behaved”?

Let X be a smooth projective surface over $\mathbb C$, and let $d\geq 3$ be an integer. Suppose that all smooth hypersurfaces of degree $d$ are of genus $g\geq 2$.
Let $H_{X,d}$ be the Hilbert scheme ...

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### Dessin d'enfant and moduli space of bordered/punctured hyperbolic Riemann surfaces

Belyi's theorem states that if a Riemann surface could be defined as an algebraic curve over an algebraic number field, then this Riemann surface could be described by a Dessin d'enfant. I have two ...

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459 views

### Generalization of Witten's computation of the volume of moduli space

Let $\Sigma$ be a Riemann surface, and let $X:=\operatorname{Hom}(\pi_1(\Sigma),\operatorname{SU}(2))/\operatorname{SU}(2)$ be the $\operatorname{SU}(2)$ character variety of $\pi_1(\Sigma)$.
There ...

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660 views

### Is there an algebraic description of Yang-Mills measure?

Consider $X=\operatorname{Hom}(\pi,\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb C))/\! \!/\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb C)$ and $Y=\operatorname{Hom}(\pi,\mathrm{SU}(2))/\mathrm{SU}(2)$, where $\pi$ is a surface group. Note that ...

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### Psi-classes on moduli spaces of weighted curves

Let $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,A[n]}$ be the stack of weighted genus $g$ curves with weights $A[n]=(a_1,...,a_n)$, and let $\pi:\mathcal{C}\rightarrow \overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,A[n]}$ be the universal ...

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### Abstract VFC vs. what people actually use for Quintic 3-fold

Moduli space of genus $0$ degree $d$ maps in a quintic Calabi-Yau threefold $X$, written as $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,0}(X,[d])$, can be embedded in the corresponding moduli space of $\mathbb{P}^4$, ...

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### Restriction of a global moduli functor that admits a coarse moduli space

Let $F:(Sch/k)^{o}\to Sets$ be a functor, where $Sch/k$ is the category of schemes over a field $k$. Suppose that $F$ admits a coarse moduli space, let it be $M$. Consider a $k$-point $x\in M$ (which ...

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189 views

### Deformation long exact sequence of GW theory in the analytical setting

Let $f\!=\!(u\colon (\Sigma,p_1,\ldots,p_k) \to X)$ be an element of the moduli space of genus $g$ $k$-marked degree $A$ $J$-holomorphic maps $\mathcal{M}_{g,k}(X,A,J)$. For simplicity assume $C=(\...

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120 views

### A question about canonical bundle of moduli space of Kahler Einstein metrics

Let $\mathcal M$ be a moduli space of Kahler-Einstein metrics with
negative Ricci curvatures on pairs $(X,D)$. Is the canonical bundle of
$\mathcal M$ nef?
Motivation: If we know the nefness of $...

**3**

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**0**answers

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### Some questions on Kontsevich's moduli space

Motivation: Work of Eisenbud, Harris, and Mumford shows that
$\mathcal M_g$ is of general type when $g≥24$. Moreover, by Logan's function $f(g)$ , $\overline {\mathcal M_{g,n}}$ is of general type for ...

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### What are some open problems in algebraic geometry?

What are the open big problems in algebraic geometry and vector bundles?
More specifically, I would like to know what are interesting problems related to moduli spaces of vector bundles over ...

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546 views

### 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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### Effective divisor in $\overline{\cal{M}}_{g,n}$ with negative $\psi$-classes

Does anybody knows an effective class in $\overline{\cal{M}}_{g,n}$ with negative $\psi$-coefficients? The standard references; Logan, Farkas or Brill-Noether divisors have all non-negative ...

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### Dimension of a sheaf cohomology group on a genus 1 curve

Let $\mathcal{M}_{g,1}$ be the moduli space of genus 1 curves with 1 puncture. For simplicity let's take $g > 1$. As usual, there is a natural fibration $C \rightarrow \mathcal{M}_{g,1} \rightarrow ...

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176 views

### Special fibre of the modular curve $X(N)$

Let $N$ be an integer $\geq 3$ and $X(N)\rightarrow \mathrm{Spec } \mathbb{Z}[1/N]$ is the projective smooth modular curve defined in Deligne-Rappoport. Is there an exemple of $N$ for which the ...

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644 views

### Geometric calculations using Grassmann variables

Physicists seem to get huge computational value by introducing Grassmann variables and Grassmann integration into differential geometric calculations.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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### Moduli space of (all) vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^1$

It is well known that, by a theorem of Grothendieck, every vector bundle (always assumed coherent in this question; and everything is over the complex numbers) splits as a direct sum of line bundles.
...

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**1**answer

342 views

### Relations between some works by Deligne-Mostow and Thurston

Happy new year 2016!
A coworker and I are interested in the relations between the works of Deligne and Mostow ([DM] and [M]) on the monodromy of Appell-Lauricella hypergeometric functions (Publ. ...

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### Components of Kontsevich moduli space of stable maps and reducible curves

Let $X\subset \mathbb P^n$ be a smooth projective variety which is Fano and $M_{0,0}(X,e)$ the (projective) Kontsevich moduli space of rational curves of degree $e>1$. Is it possible (or are there ...

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**1**answer

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### Topology on the space of constructible sheaves

Let $X$ be a nice compact topological space with a fixed finite stratification by locally closed topological manifolds. At the beginning one may assume that $X$ is a complex algebraic manifold with ...

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**1**answer

91 views

### Components of Kontsevich moduli space of stable maps and multiple covers

Let $X\subset \mathbb P^n$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb C$ which is Fano and $M_{0,0}(X,e)$ the (projective) Kontsevich moduli space of rational cuves of degree $e>1$. Is it ...

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votes

**1**answer

619 views

### What are the relative differential forms of a family of (nodal) curves?

What is the definition of relative differential forms of a family $\pi: X \to B$ of (nodal) curves, where $B$ is the base space.

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### Moduli space of null Sasaki $η$-Einstein structures for higher dimensions(Calabi-Yau structures in Sasakian setting)

The moduli space of null Sasaki $η$-Einstein structures for simply connected compact 5-dimensional manifold $M$ is determined by the following quadric
$$\{[\alpha]\in H^2(M,\mathbb C) \; \text{such ...

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### Complex Structure Moduli of Elliptic Fibrations

Given an elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefold in Weierstrass form I want to compute the number of complex structure moduli of the fibration.
I know how it is done for the generic Weierstrass ...

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**1**answer

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### Essential dimension and the moduli space of abelian varieties

The following problem is listed here: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~erman/Papers/Questions2.pdf and attributed to Vistoli:
Let $\mathcal A_g$ denote the moduli stack of principally polarized abelian ...

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**0**answers

64 views

### Symplectic structure moduli of simple bundles on hyper-Kaehler manifolds

Let $S$ be a K3 or Abelian surface and let $M_{S}$ be a moduli of stable bundles on $S$. Then, Mukai proves that there $M_{S}^{H}$ has a symplectic structure. Indeed, let $\mathcal{F}$ be the ...

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329 views

### Moduli spaces in applied mathematics and condensed matter physics?

In this MO question it is stated that there is a relation between some aspects of condensed matter physics (namely the fractional quantum Hall effect) and the algebraic geometry of Hilbert schemes.
...

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268 views

### Moduli space of log Calabi-Yau varieties exists?

Let $\mathcal M^{(X,D)}$ be a moduli space of pair varieties $(X,D)$ which $K_X+D$ is trivial and $D$ is a divisor with conic singularities on Kaehler variety $X$. I am looking for a proof that such ...

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258 views

### Counting isomorphism classes in open subsets of Bun_G

Let $G$ be a split semisimple algebraic group and let $C$ be a curve of genus $g$ over $\mathbb F_q$. Assume $g \geq 2$.
The number of $\mathbb F_q$-points of $\# \operatorname{Bun}_G(C)$, where each ...

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**1**answer

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### BCOV's holomorphic anomaly equation at genus one

BCOV in their famous paper (http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9309140) state the genus one holomorphic anomaly equation (on page 53) to be $$\partial_i \partial_{\bar{j}} F_{1} = \frac{1}{2}C_{ikl}\bar{C}^{...

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### Moduli space of complex Tori [duplicate]

Is there any explicit computation for the Weil-Petersson metric on moduli space of Tori of complex dimension n?

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**1**answer

111 views

### What finite groups are stabilizers in Kirwan's desingularization construction?

Assume $X$ is a smooth projective curve of genus $g\geq 3$ over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $M$ be the (singular) moduli space of semistable rank two vector bundles with trivial determinant on $X$. Then ...

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**1**answer

275 views

### When is a general sheaf (on the projective plane) globally generated?

Let $v$ be a chern character on $\mathbb P^2$ so that the moduli of sheaves of chern character $v$ is non-empty of the expected dimension. When is it true that the general sheaf in moduli is globally ...

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### Flatness of Chern classes for flat family of sheaves

Let $Q$ be a quasi-projective $k$-scheme (not necessarily smooth), $X$ a smooth projective $k$-variety and $\mathcal E$ a family of (torsion free) sheaves on $X$ parametrized by $Q$. Suppose that $\...

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**0**answers

101 views

### Chern classes of a family and Chern classes of a member

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over an algebraically closed field $k$ and $\mathcal E$ a family on torsion free coherent sheaves on $X$ parametrized by a smooth curve (over $k$) i.e. a ...

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### Understanding the Exp map from a moduli of smooth curves

The setup:
Suppose I'm given a family of class $C^k$ curves $\{f_{z}\}_{z\in Z}$ with values in $\mathbb{R}$ parameter by a finite number of parameters $Z\subseteq \mathbb{R}^m$.
Let $\mathscr{M}$ be ...

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### Weil-Petersson metric is quasi isometric with which model?

Let $\mathcal M_g$ be the moduli space of curves of genus $g$. If we take $X^{reg}=X\setminus D$, where D is a divisor with normal crossings. Endow
$X^{reg}$ with a complete Kahler metric which has a ...

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**1**answer

209 views

### Moduli of stable bundles - analytic approach

Consider a compact Riemann surface $X$ of genus $\ge 2$, and consider the set $M$ of stable holomorphic vector bundles of rank $n$ and degree $d$ on $X$, up to isomorphism.
At that point, one states ...

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### Lifting a real quadratic twist of an Elliptic Curve to the modular curve

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve of conductor $N\cdot p^2$ over $\mathbb{Q}$, defined by the equation
$$y^2=x^3+p^2b\cdot x + p^3\cdot c$$
and parametrized by a map
$$X_{0}(N\cdot {p}^{2})\rightarrow E$$
...

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### Cohomology and deformations of moduli of vector bundles

I believe that the following is well-known, but I cannot find a reference
in the literature...
Let $X$ be a smooth variety (in our case $X = M^s(r)$ coarse moduli space of stable rank $r$ vector ...

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### Push-forwards of some codimension 2 classes from the universal curve to $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$

Let $\pi:\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n+1}\to \overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ be the map that forgets the last marked point and $\omega_\pi$ the relative cotangent line bundle (Here we are identifying $\...

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### elliptic curves and group cohomology

Recently, I've been trying to understand Jacob Lurie's 2-equivariant elliptic cohomology a bit better than I had in the past.
From what I can tell, the fragment of the story that only deals with ...