Shape of the moduli space
Kasra Rafi (University of Toronto)
MSRI: Simons Auditorium
The thick part of moduli space is compact and its rich complex geometry if is often ignored while studying the coarse geometry of Teichmüller space. We examine the systole function on moduli space which is known to be a morse function and we will show that is has many local maxima. We will also review some older results and discuss some open questions.