Seminar | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Xuwen Zhu, Stanford
In this joint work with Rafe Mazzeo, we aim to understand the deformation theory of constant curvature metrics with prescribed conical singularities on a compact Riemann surface. We construct a resolution of the configuration space, and prove a new regularity result that the family of such conical metrics has a nice compactification as the cone points coalesce. This is a key ingredient of understanding the full moduli space of such metrics with positive curvature and cone angles bigger than \(2\pi \).