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Summer School on Moduli Spaces of Abelian Varieties and Compactifications

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  • Summer School
When Apr 01, 2008 09:00 AM to
Apr 04, 2008 05:00 PM
Where Mainz
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This is a summer school activity of the SFB/TR 45 financed by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. It will take place April 1-4, 2008 at the University of Mainz. The workshop is intended to improve the training of PhD students and postdocs in the area, in particular of those inside the SFB/TR 45.


  • Samuel Boissière (Université de Nice)
Introduction to toric geometry
  • Gerard van der Geer (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Compactifications of moduli spaces
  • Samuel Grushevsky (Princeton University)
Moduli spaces of Abelian varieties


Samuel Grushevsky and Gerard van der Geer will give five lectures each on the geometry of moduli spaces of Abelian varieties and compactifications. Samuel Boissière will teach us the necessary background in toric geometry.


    We will assume the participants have some knowledge of algebraic geometry as well as some familiarity with basic properties of complex tori (first 4 chapters in Birkenhake/Lange, Complex Abelian Varieties, Springer 2004). No prior knowledge in toric geometry is required.

The summer school starts on April 1 at 9 a.m. and ends on April 4 at 5 p.m. There will be lecture series in the morning and in the afternoon. On Thursday and Friday, extra time is scheduled for exercises and discussion. A detailed schedule can be found here.

List of Participants

Here you can find a list of the participants of our summer school.

Applications and Financial Support

The registration form can be found here. Please apply by the end of February.
Full financial support is available for members of the SFB/TR 45. There is limited support for other participants, too.

Please indicate in the application form if you would like us to reserve a hotel room for you.

During the summer school, lunch can be taken at the Zentralmensa (student cafeteria), which is close to the institute.

Travel Information

All lectures will take place at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, room 05-514.
Here is a map of the campus.
The nearest airport is located at Frankfurt/Main. Find your way from the airport to the institute here.

Further information

If you have additional questions, please contact the organizers Henning Hollborn ( and Christian Lehn (