Geometrical finiteness and Veech subgroups of mapping class groups

Geometry & Topology
Event time: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
431 DL
Matt Durham
Speaker affiliation: 
Yale University
Event description: 

I will discuss work in progress with Dowdall, Leininger, and Sisto, in which we aim to develop a notion of geometrical finiteness for subgroups of mapping class groups. Motivated by the theory of convex cocompact subgroups, which are precisely those which determine hyperbolic surface group extensions, I will describe some hyperbolic properties of the surface group extensions coming from lattice Veech subgroups.