We use relations in the tautological ring of the moduli spaces Mg,n derived by Pandharipande, Pixton, and Zvonkine from the Givental formula for the r-spin Witten class in order to obtain some restrictions on the dimensions of the tautological rings of the open moduli spacesMg,n. In particular, we give a new proof for the result of Looijenga (for n = 1) and Buryak et al. (for n > 2) that dimRg-1(Mg,n) ≤ n. We also give a new proof of the result of Looijenga (for n = 1) and Ionel (for arbitrary n > 1) that Ri(Mg,n) = 0 for i > g and give some estimates for the dimension of Ri(Mg,n) for i ≤ g - 2.

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Keywords Moduli of curves, Tautological ring
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.14231/AG-2018-019
Journal Algebraic Geometry
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Kramer, R, Labib, F.S, Lewanski, D, & Shadrin, S. (2018). The tautological ring of Mg,n via Pandharipande-Pixton-Zvonkine r-spin relations. Algebraic Geometry, 5(6), 703–727. doi:10.14231/AG-2018-019