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A remark on the Bers type of some self-maps of Riemann surfaces with two specified points. (English) Zbl 1037.32014
Begehr, Heinrich G. W. (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the second ISAAC congress. Vol. 2. Proceedings of the International Society for Analysis, its Applications and Computation Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, August 16–21, 1999. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers (ISBN 0-7923-6598-4/hbk). Int. Soc. Anal. Appl. Comput. 8, 871-875 (2000).
Introduction: Let \(S\) be a Riemann surface of analytically finite type \((g,n)\) with \(2g-2+n>0\). Take two points \(p_1,p_2\in S\), and set \(S_{p_1, p_2}=S \setminus\{p_1,p_2\}\). Let \(\text{Homeo}^+ (S;p_1,p_2)\) be the group of all orientation preserving homeomorphisms \(\omega:S\to S\) fixing \(p_1,p_2\) and isotopic to the identity on \(S\). Denote by \(\text{Homeo}_0^+ (S;p_1,p_2)\) the set of all elements of \(\text{Homeo}^+ (S;p_1,p_2)\) isotopic to the identity on \(S_{p_1, p_2}\). Then \(\text{Homeo}_0^+(S;p_1,p_2)\) is a normal subgroup of \(\text{Homeo}^+ (S;p_1,p_2)\). We set \(\text{Isot} (S;p_1,p_2)= \text{Homeo}^+ (S;p_1, p_2)/ \text{Homeo}_0^+ (S;p_1, p_2)\).
The purpose of this note is to announce a result on the Nielsen-Thurston-Bers type classification of an element \([\omega]\) of \(\text{Isot}^+(S;p_1,p_2)\). We give a necessary and sufficient condition for the type to be hyperbolic. The condition is described in terms of properties of the pure braid \([b_\omega]\) induced by \([\omega]\). Proofs will appear elsewhere. The problem considered in this note and the form of the solution are suggested by I. Kra’s beautiful theorem in [Acta Math. 146, 231–270 (1981; Zbl 0477.32024)], where he treats self-maps of Riemann surfaces with one specified point.
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32G15 Moduli of Riemann surfaces, Teichmüller theory (complex-analytic aspects in several variables)
14H15 Families, moduli of curves (analytic)
30F10 Compact Riemann surfaces and uniformization
30F40 Kleinian groups (aspects of compact Riemann surfaces and uniformization)
30F60 Teichmüller theory for Riemann surfaces
57M99 General low-dimensional topology