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Author: William A. Stein
Basic Notions Abstract: John Voight

The Basic Notions Seminar

DATE: Monday  April 19, 2004 at 3pm in SC 507

SPEAKER: John Voight (UC Berkeley)

TITLE: Stacks and Moduli

Abstract:
A stack is a natural generalization of a scheme in the setting of moduli spaces, just as a scheme is a natural generalization of an algebraic variety in the setting of commutative rings. We will describe in a basic and motivated way the notion of a stack, with an eye towards moduli of elliptic curves.

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