Title: Some Results on Fundamental Groups of Moduli Spaces of Quadratic Differentials.
Speaker: Professor Katherine Walker
Speaker Info: University of Chicago
In my talk I plan to give an introduction to some of the properties of quadratic differentials and their moduli space. I'll then use facts about configuration spaces of points on Riemann surfaces and their relationship to sections of line bundles, as well as some properties of hyperelliptic Riemann surfaces, to construct a subgroup of the fundamental group of a particular stratum of this moduli space.Date: Friday, January 26, 2007