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### Complex curves covered by smooth plane curves

Question: Is it true that for every smooth compact complex curve $C$ there exists a smooth curve $C'$ in $\mathbb CP^2$ that admits a non-trivial morphism (i.e. holomorphic map) $C'\to C$?
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### Automorphisms of higher-genus Riemann surfaces act nontrivially on homology (Reference Request)

The following is a folklore result : Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface of genus at least $2$ and let $f : X \rightarrow X$ be a biholomorphism. Then $f$ acts nontrivially on $H_1(X;\mathbb{Z})$.
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### Vortex equations on cylinder

Solutions to the vortex equations for a closed Riemann surface are well known (moduli space is a symmetric power). What do we know about solutions on surfaces with boundary or non compact surfaces? In ...

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### Is the set of all smoothed closed simple curves on $\mathbb{R}^2$ a manifold?

In the studies of active contours they describe the set of all simple smooth closed curves on $\mathbb{R}^2$ to be a Riemannian Manifold $M$. The tangent space at a curve $c$, $T_cM$ is a set of ...

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### A “holomorphic” Peano curve?

A Peano curve is a continuous map $[0,1]\to [0,1]^2$ whose image is the whole square.
I would like to know if on can obtain "holomorphic" Peano curves. Namely, is it possible to find a continuous ...

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### growth of energy of eigenfunctions on hyperbolic surface

I am looking to the behavior of eigenfunctions associated to small eigenvalues on a degenerating hyperbolic surface.
Let $(\Sigma_n, h_n)$ a sequence of compact surfaces with area equal to $1$ and ...

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### How does a moduli interpretation give an analytic object an algebraic structure?

I remember hearing this in other contexts, but I encountered it again when reading Elkies' paper "Shimura Curve Computations", where on page 10, he says that:
"We now return to the Shimura curves ...

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### Rational curved lying in the boundary of Deligne-Mumford compactification $\bar M_g$

Let $\bar M_g$ be the Deligne-Mumford compactifiction of the moduli space of complex genus $g$ curves $M_g$. Is this correct that through every point of the boundary $\bar M_g\setminus M_g$ passes a ...

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### Regular (or complex analytic) functions on M_3

Let $M_3$ be the moduli space of genus three curves over $\mathbb C$.
Are there non-constant regular functions of this space? What about complex analytic functions?
This question is prompted by the ...

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### How do you find the genus of a Fuchsian group derived from a quaternion algebra?

Let $G$ be a Fuchsian group with normalizer $N(G)$ inside $PSL(2,13)$
Due to the Hurwitz formula, it suffices to find a presentation of $G$ of the form:
$$\langle ...

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### Does every smoothly embedded surface $\mathbb{R}^3$ inherit a natural complex structure, and if so, which one?

Smoothly embed a genus g surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$, and pick a normal vector pointing "out" of the surface at each point. Then on each tangent plane, I have a map which rotates the tangent plane 90 ...

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### Complete metric on a Riemann surface with punctures

If we have a Riemann surface with punctures of negative Euler characterstisc, how can one define a complete hyperbolic metric?
I know that in this case the universal cover is the hyperbolic plane ...

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### Limit sets of Fuchsian groups and relation between lifts to $H$ of homotopic maps between hyperbolic Riemann surfaces

Let $f,g : X \to Y$ be homotopic (quasiconformal) maps between hyperbolic Riemann surfaces $X,Y$. Consider their (unique) lifts $\tilde{f},\tilde{g}: H\to H$ , that fix $0,1,\infty $. My question is : ...

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### How do you see that higher genus surfaces are not homogeneous?

I am trying to get some intuition about why the torus and the sphere are the only surfaces which can be realised as homogeneous spaces. On the one hand, I know this is true because there is the ...

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### Strata of quadratic differentials from rational billiards

Given a quadratic differential $q$ on a surface of genus $g$, we say that $q\in \mathcal Q(k_1,\ldots,k_n)$ if $q$ has $n$ distinct zeroes of order $k_1,\ldots,k_n$ respectively. The set $\mathcal ...

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### Quick references/sources for the hyperbolic Riemann Surfaces with boundary

Hello,
Here I am asking for a reference for the universal cover of hyperbolic Riemann surfaces with geodesic boundaries. For example, I want to know how the universal cover/fundamental domain of ...

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### Is the class of $k$-gonal curves dominant

Before I start, let me make a note on terminology. Curves are always smooth projective connected curves over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero.
Let $\mathcal C$ be a class of ...

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### What is the current state of the mathematics of Higgs fields?

Topical. I know there are good mathematical theories in which "Higgs" is used, in a geometrical sense. Would someone care to explain?
To clarify, I'd like to know about Higgs bundles on Riemann ...

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### Embedding a Riemann surface in the sphere

Assume we have a Riemann surface, the underlying topological surface of which is a sphere with (possibly uncountably many) points removed. Can we always conformally embed this Riemann surface in the ...

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### What is / are the softwares to use to draw surfaces of the form of a two or three-holed torus , or torus, or torus with cusps attached to it?

I am trying to draw surfaces with complete hyperbolic structures and surfaces which are topologically tori. The hyperbolic surfaces I need to draw are torus with one or two holes on it, or torus with ...

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### Softwares for drawing hyperbolic surfaces , closed, with boundaries or with punctures ?

In a paper I am in the process of writing in LaTeX, I need to draw and incorporate some diagrams of hyperbolic surfaces in my LaTeX document. Is there any software I can use to draw hyperbolic ...

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### A question on deformations of Theta divisor in the Jacobian of a complex curve

Suppose $C_g$ is a smooth compact complex curve (of genus $g$), and let $J$ be its Jacobian. Recall that the Jacobian $J$ of a curve $C_g$ is a complex torus that can by obtained by contractions of ...

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### Hurwitz Spaces and Rauch Variational Formulas

I have read in some papers about Rauch-type variational formulas on Hurwitz spaces, and I would like to know what exactly is the theory behind them.
A Hurwitz Space $H_g^d$ is the space of coverings ...

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### Constructing rational functions with ramification locus the divisor of some $n$-form

I'm still busy learning the theory of linear systems for compact Riemann surfaces. If the answer to the following question is negative, then there might not be any point in continuing.
Let $X$ be a ...

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### Characterization of the moduli space of the pair of pants in terms of the modules of the extremal ring domains

Hi, I was thinking about the following question ; I will appreciate it if somebody can give me a full or partial answer or can at least cite any reference(s)/ papers etc :
By $ \bar{P} $ , we ...

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### Is there anything special about the Riemann surface $y^2 = x(x^{10}+11x^5-1)$?

I stumbled upon the fact that the Bolza surface can be obtained as the locus of the equation,
$y^2 = x^5-x$
Its automorphism group has the highest order for genus $2$, namely $48$. I recognized ...

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### many-valued function with a given set of branch points in addition to simple poles

The question concerns what information is necessary and sufficient to
define uniquely a complex function f(z). To set the stage, there
is a theorem that a single-valued function with only a finite ...

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### $\partial \bar{\partial}$ on a riemann surface

hallo,
i have the following question. let $M$ be a Riemann surface and $R \subset M$ be a compact totally real manifold (1 dimensional real). Furthermore assume there is a holomorphic 2-form ...

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### Branched Covers of a Two-sphere with Infinite Degree

I would like to ask the following question:
Let us consider the following branched cover $X_n$ of $\mathbb{P}^1$ that can be thought as a hyper-surface of $\mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^1$:
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### The version of Montel's theorem used in the proof of Jenkins-Strebel differential

Hello,
I am afraid that my main question might be a bit too elementary, but still I ask :
In short, my question is "what is the version of Montel's theorem for a family of holomorphic maps from an ...

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### Non congruence subgroups containing congruence subgroups.

Does there exist Fuchsian groups, which is not conjugated in $SL(2, \mathbb{R})$ to a subgroup of $SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$, but still contains a congruence subgroup?

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### Schottky locus in genus 2

Let $\phi_g : \mathcal{M}_g \rightarrow \mathcal{A}_g$ be the period mapping from the open moduli space of genus $g$ Riemann surfaces to the moduli space of $g$-dimensional principally polarized ...

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### Cutting and pasting in Galois theory

I want to ask who was the first to use cut-paste construction in Galois theory.
This question is motivated from the trend in contemporary Galois theory to use patching methods to construct Galois ...

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### Hopf Tori in $S^3$

By means of the Hopf fibration $\pi: S^3 \rightarrow S^2$, U. Pinkall showed that every compact Riemannian surface of genus one can be conformally embedded in $S^3$.
More precisely:
Let $p$ be a ...

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### Growth of smallest closed geodesic in congruence subgroups?

Let $\Gamma$ be one of the classical congruence subgroups $\Gamma_0(N)$, $\Gamma_1(N)$ and $\Gamma(N)$ of $SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$.
How does the lower bound for the length of primitive geodesics on ...

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### Is the cardinality of occuring torsion subgroups in cofinite lattices in SL(2,R) bounded?

Let $\Gamma$ be a cofinite lattice in $PSL(2,\mathbb{R})$ with torsion subgroup $H$.
Is the a uniform bound on the cardinality of $H$?

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### Questions on a Certain Branched Cover of the Two-sphere

I have the following questions:
Suppose the compact Riemann surface $C$ is an n-fold branched cover of $\mathbb{P}^1$ branched at exactly four points $x_1,x_2,x_3$ and $x_4$. I believe that $C$ is a ...

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### Questions on 3-manifolds with a given boundary

I have the following question:
For a given two-dimensional Riemann surface $C$,
Is there a way to classify all topologically distinct
three-dimensional compact manifolds $M$ whose boundary is $C$,
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### Do divisors of degree g with this property exist in general

I have the following question. It's a long shot, but worth the try.
Let X be a compact connected Riemann surface of genus $g\geq 2$. Does there exist an effective divisor $D$ on $X$ of degree $g$ ...

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### Hurwitz's automorphisms theorem for infinite genus Riemann surfaces

Hurwitz's automorphisms theorem states that for a compact Riemann surface $X$ the cardinality of $Aut(X)$, the group of holomorphic automorphisms, is bounded above by $84(g(X)-1)$ and is therefore ...

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### Riemann surfaces with bounded curvature

Say there are metrics $g_n$ on a compact Riemann surface $\Sigma$ with bounded curvature and bounded area, or even with the same area element . What can we say about the 'limit' of $(\Sigma, g_n)$? ...

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### Riemann surfaces that are not of finite type

I am interested in studying Riemann surfaces that are not of finite type. By a non-finite type Riemann surface, I mean a Riemann surface that is not conformally equivalent to any Riemann sub-surface ...

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### Automorphisms of Riemann surface and mapping class

For a higher genus Riemann surface $\Sigma$, is it true that every nontrivial (holomorphic) automorphism is of nontrivial mapping class, i.e., not isotopic to the identity?

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### Reducibility (or not) of algebraic curves [closed]

[ I am a bit clueless about why this question is getting downvotes!? I put it up with a genuine serious interest and I don't seem to be making any egregious error either - apart from those unsure ...

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### Is the absolute value of the j-invariant bounded from below on an annulus

Let $j:\mathbf{H}\to \mathbf{C}$ be the $j$-invariant. It's a modular function for $\Gamma(1) = \textrm{PSL}_2(\mathbf{Z})$.
For $\epsilon>0$ small, let $B(\epsilon)$ be the image of the strip ...

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### Are Weierstrass points algebraic

Let $X$ be a compact connected Riemann surface of genus $g>0$.
Suppose that $X$ can be defined over a number field (as an algebraic curve). Then, is it clear that each Weierstrass point of $X$ is ...

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### Motivation behind defining the Ramification Divisor

I would like to understand what exactly is the motivation for defining the notion of a ramification divisor of a function.
As I see the definition,
If $f$ is a meromrophic function between two ...

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### Classification compact Riemann Surfaces

I know that all compact Riemann surfaces with the same genus are topologically equivalent. Moreover they are diffeomorphic. But are they biholomorphic, too?
In other words, is the complex structure ...

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### Is there an algebraic analogue of the degeneration of riemann surfaces in M_g

Degeneration of certain functions such as theta functions or Green's functions in the moduli space $\overline{\mathcal{M}_g}$ of stable curves of genus $g$ has been studied quite alot. The idea is to ...

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### A theorem by Hopf on surfaces

I am reading a paper on Riemann surfaces and faced a problem about one of the refernces the author gave in the exlaination of one of the results.
Here is a summary of what I am reading:
Let $X_1$ ...