1. CJM Online first
 Manon, Christopher

Toric geometry of $SL_2(\mathbb{C})$ free group character varieties from outer space
Culler and Vogtmann defined a simplicial space $O(g)$ called
outer space to study the outer automorphism group
of the free group $F_g$. Using representation theoretic methods,
we give an embedding of $O(g)$ into the analytification of $\mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C})),$ the $SL_2(\mathbb{C})$ character variety
of $F_g,$ reproving a result of Morgan and Shalen. Then we show
that every point $v$ contained in a maximal cell of $O(g)$ defines
a flat degeneration of $\mathcal{X}(F_g, SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ to
a toric variety $X(P_{\Gamma})$. We relate $\mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ and $X(v)$ topologically by showing that there
is a surjective, continuous, proper map $\Xi_v: \mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C})) \to X(v)$. We then show that this map is a
symplectomorphism on a dense, open subset of $\mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ with respect to natural symplectic structures
on $\mathcal{X}(F_g, SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ and $X(v)$. In this
way, we construct an integrable Hamiltonian system in $\mathcal{X}(F_g,
SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ for each point in a maximal cell of $O(g)$,
and we show that each $v$ defines a topological decomposition
of $\mathcal{X}(F_g, SL_2(\mathbb{C}))$ derived from the decomposition
of $X(P_{\Gamma})$ by its torus orbits. Finally, we show that
the valuations coming from the closure of a maximal cell in $O(g)$
all arise as divisorial valuations built from an associated projective
compactification of $\mathcal{X}(F_g, SL_2(\mathbb{C})).$
Keywords:character variety, outer space, analytification, compactification, integrable system Categories:14M25, 14T05, 14D20 

2. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 1096)
 Smith, Benjamin H.

Singular $G$Monopoles on $S^1\times \Sigma$
This article provides an account of the functorial correspondence
between irreducible singular $G$monopoles on $S^1\times \Sigma$
and $\vec{t}$stable meromorphic pairs on $\Sigma$.
A theorem of B. Charbonneau and J. Hurtubise
is thus generalized here from unitary to arbitrary
compact, connected gauge groups. The required distinctions and
similarities for unitary versus arbitrary gauge are clearly outlined
and many parallels are drawn for easy transition. Once the correspondence
theorem is complete, the spectral decomposition is addressed.
Keywords:connection, curvature, instanton, monopole, stability, Bogomolny equation, Sasakian geometry, cameral covers Categories:53C07, 14D20 

3. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 504)
4. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 280)
 da Silva, Genival; Kerr, Matt; Pearlstein, Gregory

Arithmetic of Degenerating Principal Variations of Hodge Structure: Examples Arising from Mirror Symmetry and Middle Convolution
We collect evidence in support of a conjecture of Griffiths,
Green
and Kerr
on the arithmetic of extension classes of
limiting
mixed Hodge structures arising from semistable degenerations
over
a number field. After briefly summarizing how a result of Iritani
implies this conjecture for a collection of hypergeometric
CalabiYau threefold examples studied by Doran and Morgan,
the authors investigate a sequence of (nonhypergeometric) examples
in dimensions $1\leq d\leq6$ arising from Katz's theory of the
middle
convolution.
A crucial role is played by the MumfordTate
group (which is $G_{2}$) of the family of 6folds, and the theory
of boundary components of MumfordTate domains.
Keywords:variation of Hodge structure, limiting mixed Hodge structure, CalabiYau variety, middle convolution, MumfordTate group Categories:14D07, 14M17, 17B45, 20G99, 32M10, 32G20 

5. CJM 2015 (vol 68 pp. 67)
6. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 848)
 Köck, Bernhard; Tait, Joseph

Faithfulness of Actions on RiemannRoch Spaces
Given a faithful action of a finite group $G$ on an algebraic
curve~$X$ of genus $g_X\geq 2$, we give explicit criteria for
the induced action of~$G$ on the RiemannRoch space~$H^0(X,\mathcal{O}_X(D))$
to be faithful, where $D$ is a $G$invariant divisor on $X$ of
degree at least~$2g_X2$. This leads to a concise answer to the
question when the action of~$G$ on the space~$H^0(X, \Omega_X^{\otimes
m})$ of global holomorphic polydifferentials of order $m$ is
faithful. If $X$ is hyperelliptic, we furthermore provide an
explicit basis of~$H^0(X, \Omega_X^{\otimes m})$. Finally, we
give applications in deformation theory and in coding theory
and we discuss the analogous problem for the action of~$G$ on
the first homology $H_1(X, \mathbb{Z}/m\mathbb{Z})$ if $X$ is a Riemann surface.
Keywords:faithful action, RiemannRoch space, polydifferential, hyperelliptic curve, equivariant deformation theory, Goppa code, homology Categories:14H30, 30F30, 14L30, 14D15, 11R32 

7. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 905)
 Thompson, Alan

Explicit Models for Threefolds Fibred by K3 Surfaces of Degree Two
We consider threefolds that admit a fibration by K3 surfaces over a nonsingular curve, equipped with a divisorial sheaf that defines a polarisation of degree two on the general fibre. Under certain assumptions on the threefold we show that its relative log canonical model exists and can be explicitly reconstructed from a small set of data determined by the original fibration. Finally we prove a converse to the above statement: under certain assumptions, any such set of data determines a threefold that arises as the relative log canonical model of a threefold admitting a fibration by K3 surfaces of degree two.
Keywords:threefold, fibration, K3 surface Categories:14J30, 14D06, 14E30, 14J28 

8. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 120)
 Francois, Georges; Hampe, Simon

Universal Families of Rational Tropical Curves
We introduce the notion of families of $n$marked
smooth rational tropical curves over smooth tropical varieties and
establish a onetoone correspondence between (equivalence classes of)
these families and morphisms
from smooth tropical varieties into the moduli space of $n$marked
abstract rational tropical curves $\mathcal{M}_{n}$.
Keywords:tropical geometry, universal family, rational curves, moduli space Categories:14T05, 14D22 

9. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 845)
 Helm, David; Katz, Eric

Monodromy Filtrations and the Topology of Tropical Varieties
We study the topology of tropical varieties that arise from a certain
natural class of varieties. We use the theory of tropical
degenerations to construct a natural, ``multiplicityfree''
parameterization of $\operatorname{Trop}(X)$ by a topological space
$\Gamma_X$ and give a geometric interpretation of the cohomology of
$\Gamma_X$ in terms of the action of a monodromy operator on the
cohomology of $X$. This gives bounds on the Betti numbers of
$\Gamma_X$ in terms of the Betti numbers of $X$ which constrain the
topology of $\operatorname{Trop}(X)$. We also obtain a description of
the top power of the monodromy operator acting on middle cohomology of
$X$ in terms of the volume pairing on $\Gamma_X$.
Categories:14T05, 14D06 

10. CJM 2011 (vol 63 pp. 755)
 Chu, Kenneth C. K.

On the Geometry of the Moduli Space of Real Binary Octics
The moduli space of smooth real binary octics has five connected
components. They parametrize the real binary octics whose defining
equations have $0,\dots,4$ complexconjugate pairs of roots
respectively. We show that each of these five components has a real
hyperbolic structure in the sense that each is isomorphic as a
realanalytic manifold to the quotient of an open dense subset of
$5$dimensional real hyperbolic space $\mathbb{RH}^5$ by the action of an
arithmetic subgroup of $\operatorname{Isom}(\mathbb{RH}^5)$. These subgroups are
commensurable to discrete hyperbolic reflection groups, and the
Vinberg diagrams of the latter are computed.
Keywords:real binary octics, moduli space, complex hyperbolic geometry, Vinberg algorithm Categories:32G13, 32G20, 14D05, 14D20 

11. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 109)
 Coskun, Izzet; Harris, Joe; Starr, Jason

The Ample Cone of the Kontsevich Moduli Space
We produce ample (resp.\ NEF, eventually free) divisors in the
Kontsevich space $\Kgnb{0,n} (\mathbb P^r, d)$ of $n$pointed,
genus $0$, stable maps to $\mathbb P^r$, given such divisors in
$\Kgnb{0,n+d}$. We prove that this produces all ample (resp.\ NEF,
eventually free) divisors in $\Kgnb{0,n}(\mathbb P^r,d)$.
As a consequence, we construct a contraction of the boundary
$\bigcup_{k=1}^{\lfloor d/2 \rfloor} \Delta_{k,dk}$ in
$\Kgnb{0,0}(\mathbb P^r,d)$, analogous to a contraction of
the boundary $\bigcup_{k=3}^{\lfloor n/2 \rfloor}
\tilde{\Delta}_{k,nk}$ in $\kgnb{0,n}$ first constructed by Keel
and McKernan.
Categories:14D20, 14E99, 14H10 

12. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 3)
 Behrend, Kai; Dhillon, Ajneet

Connected Components of Moduli Stacks of Torsors via Tamagawa Numbers
Let $X$ be a smooth projective geometrically connected curve over
a finite field with function field $K$. Let $\G$ be a connected semisimple group
scheme over $X$. Under certain hypotheses we prove the equality of
two numbers associated with $\G$.
The first is an arithmetic invariant, its Tamagawa number. The second
is a geometric invariant, the number of connected components of the moduli
stack of $\G$torsors on $X$. Our results are most useful for studying
connected components as much is known about Tamagawa numbers.
Categories:11E, 11R, 14D, 14H 

13. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 1308)
 Zhao, Jianqiang

Variations of Mixed Hodge Structures of Multiple Polylogarithms
It is well known that multiple polylogarithms give rise to
good unipotent variations of mixed HodgeTate structures.
In this paper we shall {\em explicitly} determine these structures
related to multiple logarithms and some other multiple polylogarithms
of lower weights. The purpose of this explicit construction
is to give some important applications: First we study the limit of
mixed HodgeTate structures and make a conjecture relating the variations
of mixed HodgeTate structures of multiple logarithms to those of
general multiple {\em poly}\/logarithms. Then following
Deligne and Beilinson we describe an
approach to defining the singlevalued
real analytic version of the multiple polylogarithms which
generalizes the wellknown result of Zagier on
classical polylogarithms. In the process we find some interesting
identities relating singlevalued multiple polylogarithms of the
same weight $k$ when $k=2$ and 3. At the end of this paper,
motivated by Zagier's conjecture we pose
a problem which relates the special values of multiple
Dedekind zeta functions of a number field to the singlevalued
version of multiple polylogarithms.
Categories:14D07, 14D05, 33B30 

14. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 310)
 Llibre, Jaume; Schlomiuk, Dana

The Geometry of Quadratic Differential Systems with a Weak Focus of Third Order
In this article we determine the global geometry of the planar
quadratic differential systems with a weak focus of third order. This
class plays a significant role in the context of Hilbert's 16th
problem. Indeed, all examples of quadratic differential systems with
at least four limit cycles, were obtained by perturbing a system in
this family. We use the algebrogeometric concepts of divisor and
zerocycle to encode global properties of the systems and to give
structure to this class. We give a theorem of topological
classification of such systems in terms of integervalued affine
invariants. According to the possible values taken by them in this
family we obtain a total of $18$ topologically distinct phase
portraits. We show that inside the class of all quadratic systems
with the topology of the coefficients, there exists a neighborhood of
the family of quadratic systems with a weak focus of third order and
which may have graphics but no polycycle in the sense of \cite{DRR}
and no limit cycle, such that any quadratic system in this
neighborhood has at most four limit cycles.
Categories:34C40, 51F14, 14D05, 14D25 

15. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 839)
 Lee, Min Ho

Cohomology of Complex Torus Bundles Associated to Cocycles
Equivariant holomorphic maps of Hermitian symmetric domains into
Siegel upper half spaces can be used to construct families of
abelian varieties parametrized by locally symmetric spaces, which
can be regarded as complex torus bundles over the parameter spaces.
We extend the construction of such torus bundles using 2cocycles of
discrete subgroups of the semisimple Lie groups associated to the
given symmetric domains and investigate some of their properties.
In particular, we determine their cohomology along the fibers.
Categories:14K10, 14D06, 14F99 

16. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 766)
 Kerler, Thomas

Homology TQFT's and the AlexanderReidemeister Invariant of 3Manifolds via Hopf Algebras and Skein Theory
We develop an explicit skeintheoretical algorithm to compute the
Alexander polynomial of a 3manifold from a surgery presentation
employing the methods used in the construction of quantum invariants
of 3manifolds. As a prerequisite we establish and prove a rather
unexpected equivalence between the topological quantum field theory
constructed by Frohman and Nicas using the homology of
$U(1)$representation varieties on the one side and the
combinatorially constructed Hennings TQFT based on the quasitriangular
Hopf algebra $\mathcal{N} = \mathbb{Z}/2 \ltimes \bigwedge^*
\mathbb{R}^2$ on the other side. We find that both TQFT's are $\SL
(2,\mathbb{R})$equivariant functors and, as such, are isomorphic.
The $\SL (2,\mathbb{R})$action in the Hennings construction comes
from the natural action on $\mathcal{N}$ and in the case of the
FrohmanNicas theory from the HardLefschetz decomposition of the
$U(1)$moduli spaces given that they are naturally K\"ahler. The
irreducible components of this TQFT, corresponding to simple
representations of $\SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$ and $\Sp(2g,\mathbb{Z})$, thus
yield a large family of homological TQFT's by taking sums and products.
We give several examples of TQFT's and invariants that appear to fit
into this family, such as Milnor and Reidemeister Torsion,
SeibergWitten theories, Casson type theories for homology circles
{\it \`a la} Donaldson, higher rank gauge theories following Frohman
and Nicas, and the $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$ reductions of
ReshetikhinTuraev theories over the cyclotomic integers $\mathbb{Z}
[\zeta_p]$. We also conjecture that the Hennings TQFT for
quantum$\mathfrak{sl}_2$ is the product of the ReshetikhinTuraev
TQFT and such a homological TQFT.
Categories:57R56, 14D20, 16W30, 17B37, 18D35, 57M27 

17. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 609)
 Moraru, Ruxandra

Integrable Systems Associated to a Hopf Surface
A Hopf surface is the quotient of the complex surface $\mathbb{C}^2
\setminus \{0\}$ by an infinite cyclic group of dilations of
$\mathbb{C}^2$. In this paper, we study the moduli spaces
$\mathcal{M}^n$ of stable $\SL (2,\mathbb{C})$bundles on a Hopf
surface $\mathcal{H}$, from the point of view of symplectic geometry.
An important point is that the surface $\mathcal{H}$ is an elliptic
fibration, which implies that a vector bundle on $\mathcal{H}$ can be
considered as a family of vector bundles over an elliptic curve. We
define a map $G \colon \mathcal{M}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{P}^{2n+1}$
that associates to every bundle on $\mathcal{H}$ a divisor, called the
graph of the bundle, which encodes the isomorphism class of the bundle
over each elliptic curve. We then prove that the map $G$ is an
algebraically completely integrable Hamiltonian system, with respect
to a given Poisson structure on $\mathcal{M}^n$. We also give an
explicit description of the fibres of the integrable system. This
example is interesting for several reasons; in particular, since the
Hopf surface is not K\"ahler, it is an elliptic fibration that does
not admit a section.
Categories:14J60, 14D21, 14H70, 14J27 

18. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 649)
19. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 1235)
 Hurtubise, J. C.; Jeffrey, L. C.

Representations with Weighted Frames and Framed Parabolic Bundles
There is a wellknown correspondence (due to Mehta and Seshadri in
the unitary case, and extended by Bhosle and Ramanathan to other
groups), between the symplectic variety $M_h$ of representations of
the fundamental group of a punctured Riemann surface into a compact
connected Lie group~$G$, with fixed conjugacy classes $h$ at the
punctures, and a complex variety ${\cal M}_h$ of holomorphic bundles
on the unpunctured surface with a parabolic structure at the puncture
points. For $G = \SU(2)$, we build a symplectic variety $P$ of pairs
(representations of the fundamental group into $G$, ``weighted frame''
at the puncture points), and a corresponding complex variety ${\cal
P}$ of moduli of ``framed parabolic bundles'', which encompass
respectively all of the spaces $M_h$, ${\cal M}_h$, in the sense that
one can obtain $M_h$ from $P$ by symplectic reduction, and ${\cal
M}_h$ from ${\cal P}$ by a complex quotient. This allows us to
explain certain features of the toric geometry of the $\SU(2)$ moduli
spaces discussed by Jeffrey and Weitsman, by giving the actual toric
variety associated with their integrable system.
Categories:58F05, 14D20 

20. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 1089)
 Vakil, Ravi

The Characteristic Numbers of Quartic Plane Curves
The characteristic numbers of smooth plane quartics are computed
using intersection theory on a component of the moduli space of
stable maps. This completes the verification of Zeuthen's
prediction of characteristic numbers of smooth plane curves. A
short sketch of a computation of the characteristic numbers of
plane cubics is also given as an illustration.
Categories:14N10, 14D22 

21. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 581)
 Kamiyama, Yasuhiko

The homology of singular polygon spaces
Let $M_n$ be the variety of spatial polygons $P= (a_1, a_2, \dots,
a_n)$ whose sides are vectors $a_i \in \text{\bf R}^3$ of length
$\vert a_i \vert=1 \; (1 \leq i \leq n),$ up to motion in
$\text{\bf R}^3.$ It is known that for odd $n$, $M_n$ is a
smooth manifold, while for even $n$, $M_n$ has conelike singular
points. For odd $n$, the rational homology of $M_n$ was determined
by Kirwan and Klyachko [6], [9]. The purpose of this paper is to
determine the rational homology of $M_n$ for even $n$. For even
$n$, let ${\tilde M}_n$ be the manifold obtained from $M_n$ by the
resolution of the singularities. Then we also determine the
integral homology of ${\tilde M}_n$.
Keywords:singular polygon space, homology Categories:14D20, 57N65 
