The moduli space of compact Riemann surfaces of genus 1 can be identified with the quotient of the upper half plane by the modular group SL(2, Z). It admits two important generalizations: the moduli space M_g of compact Riemann surfaces of genus g greater than or equal to 1, and the moduli space A_g of principally polarized abelian varieties of dimension g. Besides various similarities between them, there is a period (or Jacobian) map from M_g to A_g. The classical Schottky problem is to understand the image of M_g in A_g. Besides being a quasi-projective variety, A_g is also a locally symmetric space of finite volume with respect to the invariant metric. We will discuss several results on the size, location and shape of the image of M_g with respect to this complete metric of A_g.

# The Schottky problem from the metric geometric perspective

Date: | 30.05.2017 |
Place: | 1.067 (20.30) |
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Speaker: | Lizhen Ji |
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Time: | 17:00-18:00 |
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