

Iskovskikh Seminar
November 25, 2010 18:30, Moscow, Steklov Mathematical Institute, room 540






Log canonical models for the moduli space of curves: first divisorial contraction (following the paper of B. Hasset and D. Hyeon)
A. S. Trepalin^{} ^{} Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics

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Abstract:
We discuss changes of log canonical model $(\overline{\mathrm{M}}_g,\alpha\delta)$ under decreasing $\alpha$ from $1$ to $0$ where $\delta$ is a boundary divisor. We prove that for the first critical value $\alpha=\frac{9}{11}$ log canonical model is isomorphic to a moduli space of semistable curves havøòï ordinary cusps and tacnodes as singularities. We show that the next critical value of $\alpha$ is $\frac{7}{10}$. In particular a log canonical model does not change on the interval $(\frac{7}{10},\frac{9}{11}]$.

