Date: sunday, november 30, 2008, at 12:00 noon

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Lehman, Bar Ilan University

Title: Divisors on the Moduli Space of Curves

Abstract: The moduli space of curves is known to be unirational in small genus and of general type in large genus, but its divisor classes are still generally unexplored. I will describe the main techniques of generating effective divisors, known results and open problems, and my own work in the area.