UBC Mathematics Colloquium

Andrew Putman



The Picard Group of the Moduli of Curves with Level Structures

Mon., Feb. 1, 2010, 4:00pm, MATX 1100


The Picard group of an algebraic variety $X$ is the set of complex line bundles over $X$. In this talk, we will describe the Picard groups of certain finite covers of the moduli space of curves. The methods we use combine ideas from algebraic geometry, finite group theory, and algebraic/geometric topology.

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