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# Category Archives: Deformation Theory

## Monodromy and Moduli

Today, we’re going to prove a BIG theorem, but only in the characteristic zero case (we’ll be working over as usual). The theorem is rather tough, and to do it in positive characteristics it’s best done through stacks. Specifically, we’ll … Continue reading

## Deligne and Mumford on the Moduli of Curves

Today I’m going to talk a bit about an important paper from 1969. This one. It’s a bit hard to read at some points, but it was revolutionary. In it, Pierre Deligne and David Mumford prove that the moduli space … Continue reading

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## Examples of Moduli Spaces

Now we’re done constructing , so it’s time to get the general Hilbert scheme done, and then to construct some other moduli spaces. Now, as , we can see that is a subfunctor of , so we want to try … Continue reading

## The Hilbert Scheme

Now that we have a notion of moduli space, we’re going to look at several concrete examples. I mentioned that the Grassmannian is a fine moduli space for -planes in . We’ll make use of this to construct several more. … Continue reading

## Moduli Spaces and Base Change

Last time we spoke of representable functors and talked about how to check if a functor is representable. The whole idea being that if we can first construct a functor that SHOULD be the functor of points for the scheme … Continue reading