Moduli spaces in the eyes of a topologist: Mumford's conjecture and beyond

05.12.2007 | 17:00 c.t.

Ort

 

Moduli spaces were first studied  by Riemann, and have been a central object of mathematical study ever since. 25 years ago Mumford initiated the systematic study of its topology. In this lecture I will review some background and explain how a fusion of ideas from conformal field theory and algebraic topology led to the proof of Mumford's conjecture on the stable cohomology of moduli spaces. The methods of proof have been generalised yielding new exciting applications in higher and lower dimensions.

 

Tee/Kaffee/Gebäck
ab 16:45 Uhr
im Foyer des ZIB

Zeit & Ort

05.12.2007 | 17:00 c.t.

Hörsaal (Rundbau), Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum (ZIB), Takustrasse 7