Harmomic maps into Teichmuller spaces and superrigidity of mapping class groups
Ling Xu
10.25394/PGS.12307715.v1
https://hammer.figshare.com/articles/thesis/Harmomic_maps_into_Teichmuller_spaces_and_superrigidity_of_mapping_class_groups/12307715
<div>In the first part of the present work, we will study the harmonic maps onto Teichm\"uller space. We will formulate a general Bochner type formula for harmonic maps into Teichm\"uller space. We will also prove the existence theorem of equivariant harmonic maps from a symmetric space with finite volume into its Weil-Petersson completion $\overline{\mathcal{T}}$, by deforming an almost finite energy map in the sense of Saper into a finite energy map.</div><div><br></div><div>In the second part of the work, we discuss the superrigidity of mapping class group. We will provide a geometric proof of both the high rank and the rank one superrigidity of mapping class groups due to Farb-Masur and Yeung. </div>
2020-05-15 02:20:18
Teichmuller space
superrigidity
harmonic map