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Moduli Spaces of Stable Maps

  • Maxim E. Kazaryan
  • Sergei K. Lando
  • Victor V. Prasolov
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Part of the Moscow Lectures book series (ML, volume 2)

Abstract

In this chapter, we show how moduli spaces of maps can be applied to compute topological characteristics of various varieties. The notion of a stable map was introduced by Kontsevich. He applied it to solving the classical problem of enumerating rational curves of a given degree in the plane passing through a given collection of points. The methods suggested by Kontsevich turned out to be applicable to a wide circle of problems of enumerative geometry, being now the main tool for computing Gromov–Witten invariants.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxim E. Kazaryan
    • 1
  • Sergei K. Lando
    • 2
  • Victor V. Prasolov
    • 3
  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical Institute of RASNational Research University Higher School of Economics, Skolkovo Institute of Science and TechnologyMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of Economics, Skolkovo Institute of Science and TechnologyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Independent University of MoscowMoscowRussia

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