# Tagged Questions

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### Non-algebraic curve visualisation

Is there any software which can automatically visualise a non-algebraic
complex curve, I mean the structure of it's ramification points and sheet?
I think a good test example would be the Lambert ...

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### Is there a concept of Combined Teichmuller space for surfaces with both geodesic boundary and punctures/cusps

If we take a sequence of compact hyperbolic Riemann surface with k geodesic boundary components such that the lengths of the geodesic boundary components go to zero, then in the "limit", we should get ...

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### Quotient Surface of A Hyperelliptic Involution

Let $X$ be a hyperelliptic Riemann surface, and let $J$ be the hyperelliptic involution. Then consider the quotient surface $X/ < J > ,$ my question is whether $X/ < J > $ is a Riemann ...

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### Necessary condition for a branch point

If I have a function $f(z,\alpha)$ (let's keep it a polynomial of order $\geq 2$ in $z$, for simplicity), what would be a necessary condition for there to be branch points for this function? A friend ...

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### Automorphisms of Riemann surfaces

It is well known that, the Hurwitz groups are quotients of the $(2,3,7)$ triangle group $\Gamma=\langle a,b\colon a^2=b^3=(ab)^7=1\rangle $ in $PSL(2,\mathbb{R})$. If $G$ is a Hurwitz group, then ...

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### Is a non-compact Riemann surface an open subset of a compact one ?

Let $X$ be a non-compact holomorphic manifold of dimension $1$. Is there a compact Riemann surface $\bar{X}$ suc that $X$ is biholomorphic to an open subset of $\bar{X}$ ?
Edit: To rule out the case ...

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### Lower bound on the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian of a Riemann surface with constant negative scalar curvature

A friend in physics asked this question, and I didn't know the answer.
Are there lower bounds on the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian of a Riemann surface equipped with a metric of constant negative ...

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### Estimating laplace-beltrami spectra for a graph surface in $R^3$

Consider a surface $\Gamma$ in $R^3$. The surface $\Gamma$ is a graph, i.e. $\Gamma = (x,y, h(x,y))$, for $x \in R^2$ and some smooth function $h$, where $h$ and all its derivatives are periodic on ...

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### Automorphisms of Riemann Surfaces

Izumi Kuribayashi and Akikazu Kuribayashi have classified all groups of automorphisms of compact Riemann surfaces of genus 3,4,5. (J. Pure Applied Alg.65(3)-Sept.1990, and J. Alg.134(1) Oct.1990)
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### Equivalence of Branched Coverings

For equivalence of unbranched coverings of topological spaces, there is a criteria:
Two coverings (unbranched) $p_1\colon Y_1\rightarrow X$ and $p_2\colon Y_2\rightarrow X$ are equivalent iff for ...

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### Calculation of dimension of holomorphic quadratic differentials as in Gardiners book

In Frederick Gardiner's book Teichmuller Theory and Quadratic Differentials, P.27-28, Chapter 1 ) that dimension of $dim_RQD(X) = 6g-6+3m+2n $ ( by using Riemann-Roch theorem ). Now for open annulus ...

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### Groups acting on Riemann Surfaces

By Hurwitz theorem, order of a group $G$ of automorphisms (conformal homeomorphisms) of a compact Riemann surface of genus $g\geq 2$ is bounded above by $84(g-1)$.
1. Is there any example of a ...

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### Basic Questions about Teichmuller's theorem/quadratic differentials

I have some basic questions about Teichmuller's theorem, since I am a beginner, my questions might be very basic. If you can give some hints/answers or cite some references to study from, I will ...

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### The antipodal action on a connected one dimensional manifold

When I am reading one paper, I have met the following statement:
It is impossible to define a $Z_{2}\times Z_{2}$ action on a connected closed curve on a compact Riemann surface.
The claim is ...

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### Properly Discontinuous Action

When looking definition, and theorems related to Properly discontinuous action of a group $G$ on a topological space $X$, it is different in different books (Topology and Geometry-Bredon, Complex ...

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### Conformal Welding Reference

I'm looking for a reference for the following fact: given two Riemann surfaces and an identification of their boundaries, once I topologically glue the surfaces together there exists a unique ...

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### Action of a group on a Riemann surface

If $G$ is a finite group of order $n$, and acting on a compact Riemann surface $X_{g'}$ ($g'$ is genus), then $X_{g'}/G$ is another compact Riemann surface, $X_g$, of genus $g$.
Also then $X_{g'} ...

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### Problem in Rick Miranda: finding genus of a Projective curve

I asked the following question in stack exchange (http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/21164/problem-in-rick-miranda-finding-genus-of-a-projective-curve) a few days ago, but didnt get any solution. ...

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### A quick question about Farb-Margalit's book on MCG's proof on Teichmuller's existence theorem

Hello,
I was studying Farb-Margalit's " A Primer on MCG " for Teichmuller's existence theorem. On P. 347, proposition 11.14, they proved $ \omega : QD_1(X) -> Teich ( S_g) $ is proper, which, ...

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### some questions on Riemann surface

There are several puzzling questions on Riemann surface for me: Q.1 Definition of Riemann surface can be given in at least two ways: Def.1) it is a complex one dimensional manifold; Def.2) for each ...

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### Can we prove $ Aut(S_g) , g \geq 2 $ is finite in the following way ?

I was trying to prove that $ Aut( S_g $), g$ \geq 2 $ [ orientation preserving isometries ] is finite in the following way :
For fixed $M $ ( positive ) there are finitely many , say $ k $ number of ...

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### What is the parametrix for the d-bar operator on Sobolev spaces?

I am attempting to review a certain proof of the Riemann-Roch theorem, a key step of which is "elliptic bootstrapping." In particular, let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface, and $E$ be a holomorphic ...

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### Is there a manifold structure on a space of conformal maps?

I would be very grateful for any information or pointers for the following:
1) Fix an open subset $U$ of $\mathbb{CP}^1$. a) Does the set of all holomorphic maps from $U$ to $\mathbb{C}$ (with the ...

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### Which Riemann surfaces arise from the Riemann existence theorem?

The following was already known to Riemann. Suppose that one is given a connected Riemann surface $X$, a finite set $\Delta \subset X$ and a homomorphism $\phi: \pi_1(X \backslash \Delta) \to S_d$ ...

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### Some basic questions about the proof of Teichmuller's uniqueness theorem

Hello ,
I was studying the proof of Teichmuller's uniqueness theorem from the note/book " A Primer on Mapping Class Groups " by Farb-Margalit and I got struck at a couple of points, mainly because I ...

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### Riemann's theorem on theta

Is there a low-tech way to compute the chern class of the theta bundle, i.e. the bundle associated to theta divisor? Here, the theta divisor is the analytic set of holomorphic line-bundles in ...

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### Why a non-simple geodesic in a Y-piece is NOT homotopic to a common perpendicular to the geodesic boundaries ?

This is a basic question, still I dare to ask :
Let Y be the Y-piece with geodesic boundaries A,B, C and ( if possible ) c the non simple geodesic from A to B intersecting itself at a point p. I want ...

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### Nielsen extension of Riemann surface

Let $S$ be a riemann surface.
If S has idea boundary curves,then the intrinsic metric on $S$ can be defined by the restriction to $S$ of poincare metric of the double of $S$.
Also this metric can be ...

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### Figure eight geodesic on a pair of pants/Y-piece

Consider a figure-eight geodesic $\delta $( geodesic with exactly one self-intersection point at p ) on a pair of pants Y with three geodesic boundaries $ \gamma_i$ and three perpendiculars between ...

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### Normalisations of singular plane algebraic curves

In what follows assume that the base field is $\mathbb{C}$
Background: Let $C$ be an irreducible plane algebraic curve, $S$ the set of singular points. There exists a Riemann surface $\tilde{C}$ and ...

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### Teichmuller modular forms and number theory

Do higher genus Teichmuller modular forms have, or are they expected to have, implications for number theory that generalize the sorts of results that flow from the study of classical modular forms?

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### Bounding the modular discriminant of an elliptic curve in the j-invariant

Consider an elliptic curve $X=\mathbf{C}/ (\mathbf{Z}+\tau \mathbf{Z})$, where $\tau$ is an element in the complex upper half plane. We define $$\Vert \Delta\Vert(X) = (\Im \tau)^6 \vert ...

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### finite-dimensionality of cohomology groups on compact riemann surfaces

does the finite dimensionlity of the first cohomology group ($ H^1 $) of the sheaf of meromorphic sections of a holomorphic line bundle on a compact riemann surface follow easily from the finite ...

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### Translation surfaces

I know that this definitely have some sort of reference out there, but I did not find any wikipidea page for it or any introductory Mathematical article about it . I just want definition and concrete ...

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### An analytic proof of the De Franchis theorem

The De Franchis theorem in its simplest form states that given two compact Riemann surfaces $\Sigma_{g_1},\Sigma_{g_2}$ where $g_1,g_2 > 1$, there are only finitely many non-constant holomorphic ...

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### Poles of Kloosterman Zeta Function

I am a string theorist who has encountered the following number theory problem in my
research.
Consider the sums
$$Z_+(s) = \sum_{p=1}^\infty p^{-s} S(1,1; p)$$
and
$$Z_-(s) = \sum_{p=1}^\infty ...

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### A question in R.C.Penner's paper about Teichmuller space

In R.C.Penner "Decorated Teichmuller theory of boarded surface", on Page 7 and 8, it says that (without proof) the Teichmuller space of surface with $s$ labelled punctures and $r$ labelled boundary ...

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### Books about the spectra of non-compact Riemann surfaces

Hello,
Thanks for reading my question ! Could anybody give me some references ( books, papers containing elementary results etc ) on the eigen values and eigenspectra of NON-compact Riemann surfaces. ...

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### Question related to the moduli space of Riemann surfaces and a fibration

If $M_{g}$ is the moduli space of Riemann surface of genus $g$, $M^1_{g}$ is the moduli space of Riemann surface of genus $g$ with one boundary, how can we show that the natural map:
$M^1_{g} ...

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### Geodesics on zero-curvature regions of closed surfaces of genus > 1 of non-positive curvature

Let $M$ be a 2-dimensional Riemannian manifold of non-positive curvature everywhere, of genus > 1. Let $\textbf{D} \subset \textbf{C}$ be the open unit disc in the complex plane, the universal cover ...

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### Compact cover of a Hausdorff compact space

In his book "Riemannian Geometry" do Carmo cites the Hopf-Rinow theorem in chapter 7. (theorem 2.8). One of the equivalences there deals with the cover of the manifold using nested sequence of compact ...

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### Interpolation on real Riemann surfaces

Background:
Generalizing the notion of upper half plane to compact Riemann surfaces:
Suppose $p(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}[x,y]$ is a polynomial in 2 variables with real coefficients, defining a smooth ...

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### Homology dimension of the mapping class group of a surface with boundary

There is a result on the dimension bound for ${M_{g,n}}/S_n$, (the moduli space for Riemann surfaces of genus $g$ with $n$ marked points) that is
$H_{i}({M_{g,n}}/S_n)=0$, for $i\ge 6g-7+2n$ except ...

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### Moduli space of semistable bundles

It is well-known that the space of S-equivalence classes of rank 2 semistable holomorphic vector bundles with trivial determinant on a genus 2 surface M is $CP^3$ (more concretely ...

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### Representation of the group of automorphisms on the holomorphic forms

Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface and $G = Aut(X)$ be its group of automorphisms (biholomorphisms between $X$ and $X$). It is known that $G$ acts on the space $Harm(X)$ of all harmonic forms and ...

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### Irrational Numbers and the Riemann Surface of a Multi-Valued Function

Suppose a meromorphic function $f(z)$ has two poles, with residues $1$ and $\gamma$, respectively. Then the topology of the Riemann surface of the anti-derivative of $f(z)$ depends on whether or not ...

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### Flat regions on surfaces of genus greater than 1

Here is a polygonal disk + gluing scheme model of a surface we are attempting to construct. We want the regions of the surface bounded by the two vertical, dotted lines $\alpha,\beta$ to have zero ...

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### How can we show the spaces $M_{g}(n)$ and $M_{g, n}$ are homotopy equivalent?

How can we prove that the moduli space,$M_{g}(n)$, of genus $g$ Riemann surface with $n$ boundary components is homotopy equivalent to $M_{g,n}$, that is ,the moduli space of genus $g$ Riemann surface ...

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### Is there a reference showing that the space $\bar{M_{g,n}}$ is a closed oriented orbifold and it is hausdorff

Is there a reference showing that the space $\bar{M_{g,n}}$ is a closed oriented orbifold and it is Hausdorff? Note: here $\bar{M_{g,n}}$ is not the Deligne-Mumford space in the usual algebraic ...

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### To differently gluing of two Riemann surfaces with boundary we get different surfaces

If $M,N$ are two Riemann surfaces with boundary, then we can glue them along one of each of their boundary component, which is $S$, to form a new Riemann surface with boundary, but for different ...