MathCS Seminar

Title: Asymptotic stabilization of point counts for moduli spaces
Seminar: Algebra
Speaker: Joseph Gunther of CUNY
Contact: David Zureick-Brown, dzb@mathcs.emory.edu
Date: 2016-11-15 at 4:00PM
Venue: W306
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Abstract:
A common theme in different areas of mathematics is that natural sequences of moduli spaces often stabilize in certain respects: homological stability in topology, convergence of motives in algebraic geometry, finite field point counts in number theory. I'll explain recent point-counting results on Hurwitz spaces parametrizing covers of curves, and moduli spaces of hypersurfaces. Time willing, I'll discuss motivic convergence in the Grothendieck ring of varieties.

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