##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Food For Thought Seminar

## Samir Canning

#### UCSD

## Moduli Problems in Algebraic Geometry

##### Abstract:

The motivating problems in geometry are classification problems. One tries to understand the isomorphism classes of certain types of geometric objects. A peculiar feature of algebraic geometry is that there is often a variety or scheme, called the moduli space, whose points correspond to isomorphism classes of the objects we want to study. In this talk, I will talk about the history of moduli problems and spaces, and explain some of the mathematics behind the contributions Grothendieck made to the subject.

### October 9, 2018

### 1:00 PM

### AP&M 7321

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