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Triangulations of the sphere and degenerations of K3 surfacesColloquium
|Speaker: ||Radu Laza, University of Michigan|
|Location: ||1147 MSB|
|Start time: ||Fri, Jan 16 2009, 4:10PM|
Using cone metrics on S2, W. Thurston proved that the triangulations of the sphere of non-negative combinatorial curvature are parameterized by the points of positive norm in a certain Eisenstein lattice. In this talk, I will discuss a different approach to this result based on the study of the degenerations of K3 surfaces. I will also discuss the connection to the compactification problem for the moduli space of polarized K3 surfaces.