Submitted by ccunning on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:44pm.
Feb 7 2013 - 2:00pm
Feb 7 2013 - 2:50pm
Victoria de Quehen, McGill
In this talk we will give a non-singular compactification of Hilbert modular surfaces by constructing a particular toric variety for each cusp. Other than the familiar compactification of modular curves this illustrative example is the simplest case of Mumford's theory of toroidal compactifications.