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Definition of PU(2,1)?

I know what the unitary group of complex matrices $U(n)$ is, and what $PU(n) = PSU(n) = SU(n)/(\mathbb{Z}/n)$ is. However, I found in an article mentioned $PU(2,1)$, the group of bi-holomorphisms of ...
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Hyperbolic Metric with respect to $\pi: \mathbb{H} \rightarrow {{\Delta}^{*}}$

I have the following problem: Find the unique metric $\rho=\rho(z)\left|dz\right|$ on the punctured unit disk $\Delta^{*}$ such that $\pi^{*}(\rho)=\left|dz\right|/(\mathrm{Im}(z))$ where $\pi: ...
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Fundamental solution to Laplace equation on arbitrary Riemann surfaces

So, I've seen in a few places this method of calculating the heat kernel on a manifold given the kernel of its universal cover, through a so-called 'tiling method' as in section five of this paper ...
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complete metric on a Riemann Surface

I'm reading a book and found a sentence I don't understand: Every Riemann surface $S$ supports an essentially unique complete metric of constant curvature $1$, $0$ or $-1$. Every point of ...
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non-discrete group isomomorphic to a discrete group

I am trying to find an example of a discrete group of Möbius transformation that is isomorphic (algebraically) to a non-discrete group. Can someone please help finding such groups.
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Fuchsian groups and topological isomorphism

I have a (finite) presentation of a group and I am wanting to prove that it is not Fuchsian. Because it is given by a presentation, a neat, algebraic description of Fuschian groups would be nice. This ...
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What is complex conjugation in Hyperbolic Geometry

Suppose we are working in the hyperbolic plane, that is the set $$ \mathbb{H}^2 = \{ u + iv \colon v > 0\} \quad \text{with metric} \quad \frac{du^2 + dv^2}{v^2}\,. $$ Now, formally, I can rewrite ...
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Riemann surface arising as a quotient of the upper half-plane.

Let $H$ be the upper half-plane $\{z \in \mathbb C \mid \Im(z) > 0\}$. For a fixed real $\lambda > 0$, let be the automorphism $$d_\lambda : H \to H, z \mapsto \lambda z .$$ Denote $\Gamma$ the ...
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Questions on two elements in a Fuchsian group which have at least one common fixed point

This is a homework question I am unable to solve. Let $A,B \in PSL(2,R)=Aut(H)$. Assume none of them are elliptic and they have : Case 1) one common fixed point at the boundary of $H$ (i.e. they ...
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Is $M_g$ a subvariety of $M_{h}$ for some $h>g$

Let $g\geq 24$. Then $M_g$ is of general type. Does there exist $h>g$ such that $M_g$ is a subvariety of $M_h$? That is, does there exist an immersion $M_g \to M_g$? If the answer is not known, ...
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Universal cover of complete hyperbolic surfaces and torsion-free, discrete groups of isometries of $\mathbb{H}^2$

I'm taking a course this semester, and in it we proved that any complete hyperbolic surface is universally covered by $\mathbb{H}^2$. The text, found at ...
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centralizers in hyperbolic manifolds are cyclic

I am having trouble seeing why this statement is true: "If S admits a hyperbolic metric, then the centralizer of any non-trivial element of $\pi(S)$ is cyclic. In particular, $\pi(S)$ has trivial ...
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Character Varieties- reference request

I will start learning about character varieties. I need to learn about Teichmuller spaces and how to consider them as components of "some character variety". Can someone recommend some textbooks or ...
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How do we define a complete metric on a Riemann surface with punctures?

This question is related to another question. If we have a Riemann surface with punctures of negative Euler characterstisc, how can one define a complete hyperbolic metric? I know that in this ...
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Riemann surface with punctures corresponds to a hyperbolic surface with cusps

I am reading a paper on Riemann surfaces and the author used the fact that $\{$Riemann surfaces with genus $g$ and $n$ punctures$\}$ is in one-to-one correspondence with $\{$ hyperbolic surfaces ...
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Parabolic elements correspond to punctures

In Mapping Class Group by Farb and Margalit page 22, they say: Let $S$ be a hyperbolic surface. If a non-trivial element of $\pi_1(S)$ is represented by a loop (up to homotopy) around a puncture, ...
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Conformal automorphism of $H^n$

I was looking for the characterization ( or a complete list ) of the conformal automorphisms of the upper half space $H^n$ in $R^n$. I know that when $n=2$, it is $PSL(2,R)$ and when $n=3$, it is ...
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Can different uniformizations of Riemann surfaces be related somehow

Let $X$ be a hyperbolic compact connected Riemann surface. Let $U\subset X$ be an open subset. Assume that $U\neq X$. We can uniformize $X$ by $\mathbf{H}$ directly to obtain it as a quotient of ...
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Fuchsian groups and surfaces

It's a fact that if two Fuchsian group are conjugate, the corresponding surfaces are isometric. Is the converse true ? Take 2 isometric Riemann surfaces $S$ and $S'$(which are covered by the upper ...
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Is there non-discrete group isomorphic to the fundamental group, what about the quotient?

It is known that (uniformization theorem) any Riemann surface can be written as the quotient of its universal cover by a discrete group (of Möbius transformations). This group is isomorphic to the ...
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Why is this fundamental group a discrete subgroup in $\operatorname{SL}_2(\mathbf{R})$ of finite volume?

Let $B$ be a finite set in $\mathbf{P}^1(\mathbf{C})$. Let $G$ be the fundamental group of $\mathbf{P}^1(\mathbf{C}) - B$. We can view $G$ as a subgroup of $\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbf{R})$. Why is $G$ ...
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Holomorphic function on an open subset of the complex upper-half plane

Let $f:\mathbf{H}\to \mathbf{C}$ be a holomorphic function on the complex upper-half plane and let $U$ be a bounded open subset in $\mathbf{H}$ contained in $$\{\tau \in \mathbf{H}: \mathrm{Im}(\tau) ...
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Nice formulas for the lambda invariant of an elliptic curve

Where can I find some nice formulas for the lambda invariant of an elliptic curve? I vaguely recall there's a nice product formula in terms of $q$, but a google search didn't give me much. Also, are ...
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The lambda invariant

Consider the strip $\{x+iy: -1\leq x < 1 , y>1/2\}$ in the complex upper half plane and let $\lambda$ be the usual $\Gamma(2)$-invariant modular function on the complex upper-half plane. ...
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Real elliptic curves in the fundamental domain of $\Gamma(2)$

An elliptic curve (over $\mathbf{C}$) is real if its j-invariant is real. The set of real elliptic curves in the standard fundamental domain of $\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbf{Z})$ can be explicitly ...
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Fundamental group of a convex co-compact surface

Let $G \subset SL_2(\mathbb R)$ be a free subgroup generated by a symmetric set of generators $\{ a_1^{\pm 1},\ldots,a_n^{\pm 1} \}$ such that the action of $G$ on the upper-half plane $\mathbb H$ in ...
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For an elliptic curve E, does there exist a cofinite Fuchsian group without elliptic elements with quotient E minus a finite subset

Let $E$ be a compact Riemann surface of genus 1, i.e., an elliptic curve. Let $P$ be the identity element of $E$. Question 1. Does there exist a cofinite Fuchsian group (or a Fuchsian group of the ...
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Two hyperbolic surfaces corresponding to conjugate Fuchsian groups are isometric

I have a basic question : a) Suppose $\gamma $ and $ \gamma' $ be conjugate Fuchsian groups acting freely and properly discontinuously on the upper half-plane H to produce two Riemann surfaces $ ...