First I shall introduce the moduli space of curves over complex numbers.This has been a central object of study in Algebraic Geometry with connections in mathematical physics, number theory and complex dynamics. This is also the primary object of study in my research. I shall then talk about a stratification of the moduli space by affine varieties and mention some partial results in this direction. Changing topics I shall then talk about more recent work on some moduli spaces of elliptic curves with applications to number theory.
Seminar Room, School of Mathematical Sciences
Topological results on Moduli of Curves