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Quadratic Thurston maps are postcritically finite branched coverings, which may be equivalent to a rational map or not. The talk focuses on maps with four postcritical points, that are covered by a real affine map on a lattice. So, many questions from complex dynamics are solved explicitly by linear algebra, including:

Is the map equivalent to a rational map?

How about essential matings from non-conjugate limbs?

When are two Thurston maps equivalent?

What is the effect of a Dehn twist?

Are preimages of an essential curve eventually periodic?

Is the virtual endomorphism of the pure mapping class group contracting?