The talks will be held in Aula De Vecchi, Palazzo Argiletum, Via della Madonna dei Monti, 40 according to the following time table.


    THU 20th Dec FRI 21st Dec
      10:00-10:30     Registration and coffee   Coffee
      10:30-12:00   Curves on K3 surfaces Hyperkähler Manifolds
      12:00-14:00     Lunch break   Lunch break
      14:00-15:30       Universal compactifications for bundles over curves         Analytic methods in complex algebraic geometry:
    two applications    
      15:30-16:30     Coffee and discussion ——————
      16:30-18:00    Deformation Theory and Moduli Spaces ——————
      19:30-            Social dinner ——————


    Analytic methods in complex algebraic geometry: two applications

    Since the seminal work of Kodaira, analytic methods in complex algebraic geometry have played a very important role.
    Two of the main tools in this kind of business are surely Hörmander-Andreotti-Vesentini’s theory of L2 estimates for the d-bar equation and complex Monge-Ampère equations.
    These tools have led to spectacular results, such as the Nadel-Kawamata-Viehweg vanishing theorem, the Ohsawa-Takegoshi L2 extension theorem, Siu’s invariance of plurigenera, the resolution of the Calabi conjecture, just to cite a few.
    In this talk we shall overview the basic material concerning these techniques and then give two recent applications in complex algebraic geometry.
    More precisely, we show that (projective) manifolds having either negative holomorphic sectional curvature or an étale cover carrying a bounded strictly plurisubharmonic function are of general type, together with all of their subvarieties (smooth or not).

    Curves on K3 surfaces

    The theme of curves on K3 surfaces is very wide and comprises at least three topics:

    1. Brill-Noether theory of curves on K3 surfaces;
    2. Moduli of families of curves on K3 surfaces;
    3. Extendadibility of canonical curves, K3 surfaces and Fano varieties.
    The time we will have at our disposal is certainly not sufficient to cover these three topics, so we have to restrict our attention to (a part of) only one of them and we decided to focus on the third one.

    A smooth projective scheme X \subset \bP^r of dimension n is k-extendable if there exists an irreducible scheme Y \subset \bP^(k+r) of dimension n+k which is not a cone, such that X=Y \cap \bP^r. Schemes which are k-extendable have a non-surjective Gaussian map and a natural problem is to characterise k-extendable schemes. In recent years some fundamental progress has been realised in the case in which X is a canonically embedded curve which is sufficiently and explicitely general. This is related with the geometry of (true or fake) K3 surfaces and with (true or fake) Fano varieties. The scope of this talk is to describe the problem and the state of the art on the subject and to propose problems for future research.

    Deformation Theory and Moduli Spaces

    In this talk we will explain how deformation theory play a central role in understanding geometry of moduli spaces, focusing on some explicit examples. We then explain how to define invariants from the moduli spaces and recap recent results and open problems in this research area.

    Hyperkähler Manifolds

    Hyperkähler manifolds can be seen as higher dimensional generalisation of K3 surfaces, with which they share several important properties. By a theorem of Beauville-Bogomolov they are the building blocks of all compact complex kähler manifolds with zero first Chern class. In the talk we will introduce Hyperkähler manifolds and explain their basic properties. Particular attention will be given to lattice theory, as this is an important tool when studying Hyperkähler manifolds. We will focus then on two active research topics: the geometry of special Hyperkähler manifolds and the study of their automorphisms group.

    Universal compactifications for bundles over curves

    Principal bundles and, more specifically, vector bundles on curves have been extensively studied in connection to problems in the classification of curves. The study of their moduli is more recent, but has attracted as well the attention of many people, from mathematicians to physicists. Compactifications of moduli, the so-called universal compactifications, appeared first in works by Caporaso and Pandharipande in the early 90’s. We will present the various universal compactifications in the literature, comparing them. We will start by discussing the rank one case, which is more developed, then move on to higher rank and finally to principal bundles. We will present open problems and briefly talk about our recent work in the area.

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