ar X iv : a lg - g eo m / 9 70 30 04 v 1 5 M ar 1 99 7 Geometry of Moduli Spaces of Flat Bundles on Punctured Surfaces


For a Riemann surface with one puncture we consider moduli spaces of flat connections such that the monodromy transformation around the puncture belongs to a given conjugacy class with the property that a product of its distinct eigenvalues is not equal to 1 unless we take all of them. We prove that these moduli spaces are smooth and their natural closures… (More)