13 May 2010

12:00

Vicky Hoskins

Abstract

A moduli problem in algebraic geometry is essentially a classification problem, I will introduce this notion and define what it means for a scheme to be a fine (or coarse) moduli space. Then as an example I will discuss the classification of coherent sheaves on a complex projective scheme up to isomorphism using a method due to Alvarez-Consul and King. The key idea is to 'embed' the moduli problem of sheaves into the moduli problem of quiver representations in the category of vector spaces and then use King's moduli spaces for quiver representations. Finally if time permits I will discuss recent work of Alvarez-Consul on moduli of quiver sheaves; that is, representations of quivers in the category of coherent sheaves.