Lines of minima are quasi-geodesics

Geometry & Topology
Event time: 
Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 11:30am to Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - 7:00pm
431 DL
Kasra Rafi
Speaker affiliation: 
U Conn
Event description: 

Joint work with: Caroline Series, Young-Eun Choi

We show that the line of minima corresponding to two
filling measured laminations is a Teichmuller quasi-geodesic.
Moreover, the line of minima and the Teichmuller geodesic with
the same “end points at infinity” project to roughly the same paths
in the complex of pants decompositions of the surface.