Desingularizing the boundary of the moduli space of genus one stable quotients
AuthorMaienschein, Thomas Daniel
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AbstractThe moduli space of stable quotients, introduced by Marian, Oprea, and Pandharipande, provides a nonsingular compactification of the moduli space of degree d maps from smooth genus 1 curves into projective space ℙⁿ. This is done by allowing the domain curve to have nodal singularities and by admitting certain rational maps. The rational maps are introduced in the following way: A map to projective space can be defined by a quotient bundle of the trivial bundle on the domain curve; in the compactification, the quotient bundle is replaced by a sheaf which may not be locally free. The boundary is filtered by the degree of the torsion subsheaf of the quotient. Yijun Shao has defined a similar compactification of the moduli space of degree d maps from ℙ¹ into a Grassmannian. A blow-up process is carried out on the compactification in order to produce a boundary which is a simple normal crossings divisor: The closed subschemes in the filtration of the boundary are blown up in order of decreasing torsion. In this thesis, we carry out an analogous blow-up process on the moduli space of stable quotients. We show that the end result is a nonsingular compactification which has as its boundary a simple normal crossings divisor.
Degree ProgramGraduate College