nLab Long March

The title refers to a document ‘La Longue Marche à travers la Théorie de Galois“ by Alexander Grothendieck. He wrote the ‘Long March’ between January and June 1981. It consists of about 1600 manuscript pages, and nearly as much again in various addenda and developments. The central objects considered in the Long March are the moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces of genus $g$ with $n$ marked points.

(For the moment, this entry is a ‘stub’ and the topic is discussed in a bit more detail in a subentry to Galois theory, although that directs here!)

category: reference

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