Dan Abramovich
Brown University

Title: The tropicalization of moduli space
Abstract: A recent paper of Caporaso describes a compelling analogy between the Deligne-Mumford-Knudsen moduli space and the space of stable tropical curves. We show how to realize this analogy as the outcome of an appropriate version of Payne's extended tropicalization.

This is joint work in progress with Lucia Caporaso and Sam Payne.