Séance Séminaire

Séminaire Gaston Darboux

vendredi 15 mars 2024 à 11:15 - salle 430

Ryokichi Tanaka (Tohoku university, Sendai)

Uniformizing surfaces via discrete harmonic maps

We show that for any closed surface of genus greater than one and for any finite weighted graph filling the surface, there exists a hyperbolic metric which realizes the least Dirichlet energy harmonic embedding of the graph among a fixed homotopy class and all hyperbolic metrics on the surface. We give explicit examples of such hyperbolic surfaces through a new interpretation of the Nielsen realization problem for the mapping class groups. Joint work with Toru Kajigaya (Tokyo University of Science)