Special seminar

Speaker: Peter Zograf (PDMI)
Title: Volumes of moduli spaces of algebraic curves
Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2009, 13:30 - 15:00
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B
Abstract: The moduli space of complex algebraic curves carry a natural
Kaehler structure given by the Weil-Petersson metric. The volumes of
moduli spaces with respect to the Weil-Petersson metric are
interesting invariants that appear naturally in both mathematics and
theoretical physics. We propose a fast algorithm for computing
Weil-Petersson volumes that leads to a conjectural formula for their
large genus asymptotic behavior.