1. 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 

2. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 582)
 Jeffrey, Lisa C.; Weitsman, Jonathan

Symplectic Geometry of the Moduli Space of Flat Connections on a Riemann Surface: Inductive Decompositions and Vanishing Theorems
This paper treats the moduli space ${\cal M}_{g,1}(\Lambda)$ of
representations of the fundamental group of a Riemann surface of
genus $g$ with one boundary component which send the loop around
the boundary to an element conjugate to $\exp \Lambda$, where
$\Lambda$ is in the fundamental alcove of a Lie algebra. We
construct natural line bundles over ${\cal M}_{g,1} (\Lambda)$ and
exhibit natural homology cycles representing the Poincar\'e dual of
the first Chern class. We use these cycles to prove differential
equations satisfied by the symplectic volumes of these spaces.
Finally we give a bound on the degree of a nonvanishing element of
a particular subring of the cohomology of the moduli space of
stable bundles of coprime rank $k$ and degree $d$.
Category:58F05 
