Séminaire de Mathématique

Super Teichmüller Space and the McShane Identity

by Prof. Anton Zeitlin (Louisiana State Univ. & IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


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

The Teichmüller space parametrizes Riemann surfaces of
fixed topological type and is fundamental in various contexts of mathematics
and physics.  It can be defined as a component of the moduli space of flat G=PSL(2,R)
connections on the surface.  Higher Teichmüller space extends these notions
to appropriate higher rank classical Lie groups G, and N=1 super Teichmüller
space likewise studies the extension to the super Lie group G=OSp(1|2).
In this talk, which reports on joint work with Yi Huang, Ivan Ip and Robert Penner,
I will discuss our solution to the long-standing problem of giving Penner-type
coordinates on super-Teichmüller space and its higher analogues and will
also talk about several applications of this theory including our recent
generalization of the McShane identity to the super case.

Organized by

Bob Penner & Fanny Kassel