
IISER
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,
Pune 411008, Maharastra, India.
Office: 463
Email: chitrabhanu[at]iiserpune[dot]ac[dot]in

I am an INSPIRE Faculty at IISER Pune.
My research revolves around the topolgy and geometry of the Moduli of Curves. The Moduli of Curves parametrizes
algebraic curves or Riemann surfaces upto isomorphisms. It has been a central topic in mathematical research for several
decades and brings various fields of mathematics together, for example Algebraic Geometry, Geometric Group theory and
Teichmüller theory. It has important connections with physics aswell.
Here is my updated Curriculum Vitae and research statement.
Publications and Preprints
Selected talks and some notes
Please inform me of any mathematical errors or typos in these slides or notes and they shall be corrected.
 Afine Stratification Number and Moduli Space of Curves,
Midwest Algebraic Geometry Graduate Conference, Nov 4 2012.
(Slides)
 Dissertation presentation, Northwestern University, May 1 2013.
(Slides)
 Operads and Moduli of Hyperelliptic curves, ISI Bangalore, Aug 1 2013.
(Slides)
 Topological bounds on certain moduli of curves, Belur RKM Kolkata, Colloquium talk, Aug 4 2013.
(Notes)
 Cohomological excess of certain Moduli Spaces of Stable curves, Utrecht University,
Geometry and Algebra Seminar, Jan 28 2014.
 Operads and Moduli of Curves, MPIM Bonn, Oberseminar, Aug 7 2014.
(Slides)
 Moduli of certain Weighted Pointed Rational Curves, ICTS Bangalore, Higgs Bundles Conference, Apr 1 2016.
(Video)
 Introduction to Moduli of Curves I & II, Jholomorphic Curves and Gromov Witten Theory,
NISER Bhubaneshwar 15,17 July 2017.
(Notes)
 Witten Conjectures I & II, Jholomorphic Curves and Gromov Witten Theory,
NISER Bhubaneshwar 18,20 July 2017.
(Notes)
 Maryam Mirzakhani Memorial talk for IISER Pune Math Club, 17 November, 2017.
(Slides)
 Moduli of Curves, JHolomorphic Curves and GromovWitten Invariants, ICTS Bangalore
29 December 2017.
(
Video)
 Intersection Theory on Moduli Space of Curves and their connection to Integrable Systems,
Integrable systems in Mathematics, Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics, ICTS Bangalore
17 July 2018. (Slides
, Video)
 Counting curves in the complex projective plane and beyond, Mathematics Symposium, IISER Pune
15 September 2018.
 Introduction to Teichmuller Theory, Series of 4 lectures, IISER Kolkata, 2630 November 2018.
 Arakelov Geometry of Modular Curves X_0(p^2),
PuneMumbai Number Theory Seminar, IISER Pune
15 February 2019. (Slides
)
 Arakelov Geometry of Modular Curves X_0(p^2),
Geometry and Topology Seminar, IIT Madras
25 February 2019.
 Arakelov Geometry of Modular Curves X_0(p^2), IIT Hyderabad
2 August 2019.
 Introduction to Adic Spaces, Perfectoid Spaces Worksop and Discussion Meeting, ICTS Bangalore,
11 September 2019. (Notes)
Conferences and Workshops
last modified: Sep 27, 2019