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Topology Seminar: The stratum of a random mapping class October 12, 2016 (04:10 PM PDT - 05:00 PM PDT)
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Location: 3 Evans Hall
Speaker(s) Vaibhav Gadre
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Main talk:  Maher and Rivin independently showed that a random walk on the mapping class group gives a pseudo-Anosov map with probability tending to 1 in the length of the sample path. In joint work with J. Maher, we show that mapping classes along almost every infinite sample path are pseudo-Anosov with axis in the principal stratum of quadratic differentials. This provides an answer to a question of Kapovich-Pfaff.

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