Explicit Moduli Problems in Higher Dimensions (23w5131)


(University of California - Irvine)

(Harvard University)

(UMass Amherst)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Explicit Moduli Problems in Higher Dimensions" workshop in Banff from February 26 to March 3, 2023.

The central problem in algebraic geometry is to classify so-called algebraic varieties: geometric shapes cut out by algebraic equations. Algebraic varieties are parametrized by certain moduli spaces (parameter spaces whose points correspond to these different varieties) and the geometry of these moduli spaces encodes the ways of continuously deforming these shapes. Furthermore, classification questions for algebraic varieties often boil down to understanding the geometry of these moduli spaces. In the past few years, powerful new tools have been developed in moduli theory but there are still many open questions, especially in higher dimensions. This workshop will bring together a diverse group of researchers in moduli theory in order to apply these new tools to explicit examples of the classification of higher dimensional algebraic varieties and their moduli spaces and push our understanding of higher dimensional algebraic geometry to new frontiers.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).