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

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, January 10, 2011 - 2:05pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Allegheny College
We describe sufficient conditions which guarantee that a finite set of mapping classes generate a right-angled Artin subgroup 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.