Geometry Working Seminar

Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Raymond Cheng, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“What is a... Deformation?”

I shall use this talk as an excuse to figure out precisely how or why deformation theory is useful in geometry and the theory of moduli. Thus I want to present some examples of geometric consequences one can extract from deformation theory. I hope to leave this seminar with some example questions for which this theory can tell us something.

MC 5403