|Speaker:||Patricio Gallardo (U of Washington)|
|Title:||On double covers and their degenerations|
|Date:||Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 13:30 - 15:00|
|Place:||Seminar Room A|
We discuss different compactifications of the moduli space of smooth plane curves, explicit descriptions of the singular objects they parametrize, and applications for understanding the degenerations of double covers branching along them.