### Abstract

Let Σ be a compact orientable surface with genus g and n boundary components B = (B1, ..., Bn). Let c = (c
_{1}
, ..., c
_{n}
) ∈ [-2, 2]
^{n}
. Then the mapping class group MCG of Σ acts on the relative SU(2)-character variety X
_{C}
Hom
_{C}
(π, SU(2))/SU(2), comprising conjugacy classes of representations ρ with tr(ρ(B
_{i}
)) = c
_{i}
. This action preserves a symplectic structure on the smooth part of XC, and the corresponding measure is finite. Suppose g = 1 and n = 2. Let J ⊂ MCG be the subgroup generated by Dehn twists along null homologous simple loops in Σ. Then the action of J on X
_{C}
is ergodic for almost all c.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1449-1457 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society |

Volume | 140 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2012 Apr 1 |

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- Mathematics(all)
- Applied Mathematics

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*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*, vol. 140, no. 4, pp. 1449-1457. https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-2011-10972-9

**Action of the Johnson-Torelli group on representation varieties.** / Goldman, William M.; Xia, Eugene Zhu.

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T1 - Action of the Johnson-Torelli group on representation varieties

AU - Goldman, William M.

AU - Xia, Eugene Zhu

PY - 2012/4/1

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N2 - Let Σ be a compact orientable surface with genus g and n boundary components B = (B1, ..., Bn). Let c = (c 1 , ..., c n ) ∈ [-2, 2] n . Then the mapping class group MCG of Σ acts on the relative SU(2)-character variety X C Hom C (π, SU(2))/SU(2), comprising conjugacy classes of representations ρ with tr(ρ(B i )) = c i . This action preserves a symplectic structure on the smooth part of XC, and the corresponding measure is finite. Suppose g = 1 and n = 2. Let J ⊂ MCG be the subgroup generated by Dehn twists along null homologous simple loops in Σ. Then the action of J on X C is ergodic for almost all c.

AB - Let Σ be a compact orientable surface with genus g and n boundary components B = (B1, ..., Bn). Let c = (c 1 , ..., c n ) ∈ [-2, 2] n . Then the mapping class group MCG of Σ acts on the relative SU(2)-character variety X C Hom C (π, SU(2))/SU(2), comprising conjugacy classes of representations ρ with tr(ρ(B i )) = c i . This action preserves a symplectic structure on the smooth part of XC, and the corresponding measure is finite. Suppose g = 1 and n = 2. Let J ⊂ MCG be the subgroup generated by Dehn twists along null homologous simple loops in Σ. Then the action of J on X C is ergodic for almost all c.

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