Cubic surfaces - moduli spaces and arithmetic

Speaker: 

Andreas-Stephan Elsenhans

Affiliation: 

University of Sydney

Date: 

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 2:00pm

Venue: 

Red Centre M032, UNSW

Abstract: 

By using normal forms and invariants, several descriptions of the moduli space of cubic surfaces have been worked out in the 19th century. We give an overview of this. Finally we will apply these results to construct surfaces with prescribed geometric or arithmetic properties.

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