(COW SEMINAR) Uniformizing the moduli space of abelian 6-folds

9 June 2015
Valeri Alexeev

By classical results of Mumford and Donagi, Mori-Mukai, Verra, the moduli spaces A_g of principally polarized abelian varieties of dimension g are unirational for g≤5 and are of general type for g≥7. Answering a conjecture of Kanev, we provide a uniformization of A6 by a Hurwitz space parameterizing certain curve covers. Using this uniformization, we study the geometry of A6 and make advances towards determining its birational type. This is a joint work with Donagi-Farkas-Izadi-Ortega.

  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar