Using heat kernel methods developed by Vaillant, a local index formula is obtained for families of ∂-operators on the Teichmüller universal curve of Riemann surfaces of genus g with n punctures. The formula also holds on the moduli space Mg,n in the sense of orbifolds where it can be written in terms of Mumford-Morita-Miller classes. The degree two part of the formula gives the curvature of the corresponding determinant line bundle equipped with the Quillen connection, a result originally obtained by Takhtajan and Zograf.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics