Given a smooth curve with weighted marked points, the Abel-Jacboi map produces a line bundle on the curve. This map fails to extend to the full boundary of the moduli space of stable pointed curves. Using logarithmic and tropical geometry, we describe a modular modification of the moduli space of curves over which the Abel-Jacobi map extends. We also describe the attendant deformation theory and virtual fundamental class of this moduli space. This recovers the double ramification cycle, as well as variants associated to differentials.
- Pub Date:
- August 2017
- Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry
- This paper supersedes arXiv:1310.5981 by the same authors. Logarithmic and tropical perspectives are employed, obtaining stronger results. 36 pages, 3 figures. v2 appears in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society