Number Theory Seminar

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Date, time & place Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 117Room #117 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) Naoki Imai, Shane Kelly


15:00-18:00   Room #117 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
E. Lau (Univ. of Bielefeld) 15:00-15:45
Classification of p-divisible groups by displays and duality
T. Zink (Univ. of Bielefeld) 16:00-16:45
Applications of the theory of displays
E. Looijenga (Univ. of Utrecht) 17:00-18:00
Presentation of mapping class groups from algebraic geometry
[ Abstract ]
A presentation of the mapping class group of a genus g surface with one hole is due to Wajnryb with later improvements due to M. Matsumoto. The generators are Dehn twists defined by 2g+1 closed curves on the surface. The relations involving only two Dehn twists are the familiar Artin relations, we show that those involving more than two can be derived from algebro-geometry considerations.