Geometry and analysis of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces

  • Lizhen Ji (University of Michigan, Department of Mathematics, USA)
A3 01 (Sophus-Lie room)


The moduli space of compact Riemann surfaces of genus 1 is equal to the basic locally symmetric space $SL(2, Z) \ H^2$, the quotient of the upper halfplane $H^2$ by the modular group $SL(2, Z)$. Therefore, the moduli spaces $M_g$ of compact Riemann surfaces of genus $g$ share the common root with locally symmetric spaces and other similarity. In this talk I will discuss some results on the geometry, topology and analysis of the moduli spaces partially motivated by this analogy.

Katharina Matschke

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