Wednesday, May 16, 2018
3:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104 – Building 15

Geometry and Topology Seminar

On the equivalence between Q-conditions and primitive stability
Binbin Xu, Mathematics, University of Luxembourg
The outer-automorphism group Out(F_2) of the rank 2 free group F_2 acts naturally on the PSL(2,C)-character variety of F_2. To study the dynamical property of Out(F_2)-action, the Q-conditions and the primitive stable condition on a representation of F_2 to PSL(2,C) have been introduced by Bowditch (generalized by Tan-Wong-Zhang) and by Minsky, respectively. Each one of them can characterize an open subset of the character variety on which Out(F_2) acts properly discontinuously. These two open sets are both candidates for the maximal domain of discontinuity for the Out(F_2)-action. In a joint work with Jaejeong Lee, by showing the equivalence between these two conditions, we prove that these two domains are the same one.
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