American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California
Brendan Hassett and S'andor Kov'acs
At the same time, moduli spaces themselves have increasingly been studied as birational objects. The work of Gibney, Keel, McKernan, and Ian Morrison makes clear that the inductive structure on the boundary strata of the moduli spaces of pointed stable curves has profound implications for their birational geometry. However, the successful computation of canonical models for moduli spaces of abelian varieties only highlights how much remains elusive about the curve case.
The main goals of this workshop are: to promote cross-fertilization by bringing together specialists in birational geometry and moduli theory; to make the techniques of the field more widely-known and accessible; and to identify concrete, tractable questions for young researchers entering the area.
The main topics for the workshop are:
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.