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Failure of the Hasse Principle on General K3 Surfaces
(2013)We show that transcendental elements of the Brauer group of an algebraic surface can obstruct the Hasse principle. We construct a general K3 surface X of degree 2 over Q, together with a twotorsion Brauer class that ... 
Filtering smooth concordance classes of topologically slice knots
(2013)We propose and analyze a structure with which to organize the difference between a knot in S3 bounding a topologically embedded 2–disk in B4 and it bounding a smoothly embedded disk. The n–solvable filtration of the ... 
Handle Addition for DoublyPeriodic Scherk Surfaces
(2012)We prove the existence of a family of embedded doubly periodic minimal surfaces of (quotient) genus g with orthogonal ends that generalizes the classical doubly periodic surface of Scherk and the genusone Scherk surface ... 
Higherdimensional analogs of Chatelet surfaces
(2012)We discuss the geometry and arithmetic of higherdimensional analogs of Chˆatelet surfaces; namely, we describe the structure of their Brauer and Picard groups and show that they can violate the Hasse principle. In ... 
Knot Concordance and Homology Cobordism
(201306)We consider the question: “If the zeroframed surgeries on two oriented knots in S3 are Zhomology cobordant, preserving the homology class of the positive meridians, are the knots themselves concordant?” We show that ... 
Log minimal model program for the moduli space of stable curves: the first flip
(2013)We give a geometric invariant theory (GIT) construction of the log canonical model M¯g(α) of the pairs (M¯g,αδ) for α∈(7/10–ϵ,7/10] for small ϵ∈Q+. We show that M¯g(7/10) is isomorphic to the GIT quotient of the Chow variety ... 
Opening gaps in the spectrum of strictly ergodic Schrodinger operators
(2012)We consider Schrodinger operators with dynamically defined potentials arising from continuous sampling along orbits of strictly ergodic transformations. The Gap Labeling Theorem states that the possible gaps in the ... 
The Picard group of the moduli space of curves with level structures
(2012)For 4  L and g large, we calculate the integral Picard groups of the moduli spaces of curves and principally polarized abelian varieties with level L structures. In particular, we determine the divisibility properties of ... 
The second rational homology group of the moduli space of curves with level structures
(2012)Let Γ be a finiteindex subgroup of the mapping class group of a closed genus g surface that contains the Torelli group. For instance, Γ can be the level L subgroup or the spin mapping class group. We show that H2(Γ;Q) ∼= Q ... 
Small generating sets for the Torelli group
(2012)Proving a conjecture of Dennis Johnson, we show that the Torelli subgroup Ig of the genus g mapping class group has a finite generating set whose size grows cubically with respect to g. Our main tool is a new space called ... 
The WeilPeterson Hessian of Length on Teichmuller Space
(2012)We present a brief but nearly selfcontained proof of a formula for the WeilPetersson Hessian of the geodesic length of a closed curve (either simple or not simple) on a hyperbolic surface. The formula is the sum of ...