Moduli Space

In algebraic geometry classification problems, an algebraic variety (or other appropriate space in other parts of geometry) whose points correspond to the equivalence classes of the objects to be classified in some natural way. Moduli space can be thought of as the space of equivalence classes of complex structures on a fixed surface of genus g, where two complex structures are deemed "the same" if they are equivalent by conformal mapping.

See also

Algebraic Variety, Complex Structure

This entry contributed by Edgar van Tuyll

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