January 10th, 2023

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  • Speaker:

    Anton Zorich (University Paris Cité)

  • Title

    Random square-tiled surfaces of large genus and random multicurves on surfaces of large genus.


    I will remind how Maxim Kontsevich and Paul Norbury have counted metric ribbon graphs and how Maryam Mirzakhani has counted simple closed geodesic multicurves on hyperbolic surfaces. Both counts use Witten-Kontsevich correlators (they will be defined in the lecture with no appeals to quantum gravity).

    I will present a formula for the asymptotic count of square-tiled surfaces of any fixed genus g tiled with at most N squares as N tends to infinity. This count allows, in particular, to compute Masur-Veech volumes of the moduli spaces of quadratic differentials. A deep large genus asymptotic analysis of this formula, performed by Amol Aggarwal, and the uniform large genus asymptotics of intersection numbers of Witten-Kontsevich correlators, proved by Aggarwal, combined with the results of Kontsevich, Norbury and Mirzakhani, allowed us to describe the
    structure of a random multi-geodesic on a hyperbolic surface of large genus and of a random square-tiled surface of large genus (joint work with V. Delecroix, E. Goujard and P. Zograf).


    9:45 -  10:00 Common coffee | 5. OG, Common Room
    10:00 - 11:30 RTG Lecture 1 (Ana Chavez Caliz) | 5. OG, Konferenzraum
    11:30 - 12:00 Get-Together with speaker | 5. OG, Konferenzraum
    12:00 - 13:00 Common lunch | reserved at BräuStadel
    13:00 - 13:30 Informal meeting of PhD students | 5. OG, Common Room
    13:30 - 14:30 RTG colloquium: Prof. Anton Zorich | EG Seminarraum B
    14:30 - 15:30 Common tea | 5. OG, Common Room
    15:30 - 17:00 RTG Lecture 2 (Wilderich Tuschmann)| 5. OG, Konferenzraum

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