by Prof. Ferrán Valdez (UNAM & Max Planck Institute)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette

Mapping class groups associated to surfaces whose fundamental group is not finitely generated are called "big", and their study is linked to classical problems in dynamics. In this talk, we discuss some of the basic properties of big mapping class groups, their simplicial actions, and how these can be used to prove that big mapping class groups "detect" surfaces or (if time allows) that the space of non-trivial quasimorphisms of a big mapping class group is infinite dimensional.

Organized by

Fanny Kassel