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Random trees and moduli of curves


Speaker: Andrei Okounkov, UC Berkeley
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Mon, Mar 12 2001, 4:10PM

I will explain how some basic theory of random trees can be useful for some rather advanced algebro-geomertic computations, namely, to prove Kontsevich's formula for intersection numbers on the moduli spaces of curves.