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What is ... the universal theta divisor?

Nicola Pagani
Institution: 
University of Liverpool
Schedule: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 16:00
Location: 
A-136
Abstract: 

The Jacobian varieties of smooth projective curves fit together to form a family over the moduli space of curves called universal Jacobian, and the theta divisors of these curves form a divisor in the universal Jacobian.  I will explain how to construct extensions of the universal Jacobian and theta divisor over the moduli space of stable curves. The extensions depend on an extra stability parameter, and I will then study how the universal theta divisor varies with this parameter. This is a joint work with Jesse Kass.

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