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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Thursday, May 2, 2024
2:30pm to 3:45pm
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Linde Hall 187
CANCELLED -Weight zero compactly supported cohomology of moduli spaces of pointed hyperelliptic curves
Siddarth Kannan, Mathematics Department, UCLA,

I will discuss recent joint work with Madeline Brandt and Melody Chan, studying the weight zero compactly supported cohomology of the moduli space H_g,n of n-pointed hyperelliptic curves of genus g. We find a normal crossings compactification of this space using the theory of admissible G-covers, and then study the homology of the resulting dual complex using techniques from combinatorial topology. Our main result is a graph sum formula for the weight zero Euler characteristic, considered as a virtual representation of the symmetric group.

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