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Moduli of Stable Maps and Gromov-Witten Invariants

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: John Murray, UC Davis Mathematics
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Fri, Nov 13 2015, 12:10PM

Inspired by topological string theory, one can define a moduli space of maps from algebraic curves into projective spaces. In certain cases one may define an intersection theory on the moduli space that counts certain enumerative invariants. For example, one can obtain the classical result that five points in the projective plane determine a unique conic in this manner.