Towards a compactification of the moduli space of K3 surfaces of degree 2

8 November 2016
Alan Thompson

Ever since moduli spaces of polarised K3 surfaces were constructed in the 1980's, people have wondered about the question of compactification: can one make the moduli space of K3 surfaces compact by adding in some boundary components in a "nice" way? Ideally, one hopes to find a compactification that is both explicit and geometric (in the sense that the boundary components provide moduli for degenerate K3's). I will present on joint work in progress with V. Alexeev, which aims to solve the compactification problem for the moduli space of K3 surfaces of degree 2.

  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar