The Hurwitz space of an algebraic curve is the moduli space of its finite coverings. The Hurwitz space of $P^1$ is one of the oldest studied moduli spaces in algebraic geometry, and still a source of many outstanding conjectures. I will discuss some of these conjectures, recent progress on them, and a connection with the geometry of moduli spaces of vector bundles on curves.

About Pure mathematics seminars

We present regular seminars on a range of pure mathematics interests. Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 2 to 3pm.

Talks comprise 45 minutes of speaking time plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

Information for speakers

Researchers in all pure mathematics fields attend our seminars, so please aim your presentation at a general mathematical audience.

Contact us

To volunteer to talk or to suggest a speaker, email Ole Warnaar or Ramiro Lafuente.


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