Topology Seminar

Topology & Geometric Group Theory Seminar

Spring 2011

1:30 – 2:30, Malott 224

Thursday, March 3

Matt Clay, Allegheny College

The geometry of right-angled Artin subgroups of mapping class groups

We describe sufficient conditions which guarantee that a finite set of mapping classes generate a right-angled Artin group quasi-isometrically embedded in the mapping class group. Moreover, under these conditions, the orbit map to Teichmuller space is a quasi-isometric embedding for both of the standard metrics. This is joint work with Chris Leininger and Johanna Mangahas.

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