Title: Thurston-Teichmller theory and the dynamics of grafting
Speaker: Subhojoy Gupta Caltech
Date: 16 July 2014
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Hall III, Department of Mathematics
Complex projective structures on a surface S arise in the complex-analytic description of Teichmller space. The operation of grafting parametrizes the space P(S) of such structures, and yields paths in Teichmller space called grafting rays. I shall introduce these, and describe a result concerning their asymptotic behavior. This talk shall be mostly expository.