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Determinants Of Laplacians And Isopolar Metrics On Surfaces Of Infinite Area
 DUKE MATH. J
, 2001
"... We construct a determinant of the Laplacian for infinitearea surfaces which are hyperbolic near infinity and without cusps. In the case of a convex cocompact hyperbolic metric, the determinant can be related to the Selberg zeta function and thus shown to be an entire function of order two with ..."
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We construct a determinant of the Laplacian for infinitearea surfaces which are hyperbolic near infinity and without cusps. In the case of a convex cocompact hyperbolic metric, the determinant can be related to the Selberg zeta function and thus shown to be an entire function of order two with zeros at the eigenvalues and resonances of the Laplacian. In the hyperbolic near infinity case the determinant is analyzed through the zetaregularized relative determinant for a conformal metric perturbation. We establish that this relative determinant is a ratio of entire functions of order two with divisor corresponding to eigenvalues and resonances of the perturbed and unperturbed metrics. These results are applied to the problem of compactness in the smooth topology for the class of metrics with a given set of eigenvalues and resonances.
Wave 0trace and length spectrum on convex cocompact hyperbolic manifolds
 Comm. Anal. Geom
"... Abstract. For convex cocompact hyperbolic quotients Γ\H n+1 we obtain a formula relating the 0trace of the wave operator with the resonances and some conformal invariants of the boundary, generalizing a formula of Guillopé and Zworski in dimension 2. Then, by writing this 0trace with the length s ..."
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Abstract. For convex cocompact hyperbolic quotients Γ\H n+1 we obtain a formula relating the 0trace of the wave operator with the resonances and some conformal invariants of the boundary, generalizing a formula of Guillopé and Zworski in dimension 2. Then, by writing this 0trace with the length spectrum, we prove precise asymptotics of the number of closed geodesics with an effective, exponentially small error term when the dimension of the limit set of Γ is greater than n 2. 1.
Mutually Isospectral Riemann Surfaces
, 1997
"... this paper, we address the following question: given a natural number g, how many Riemann surfaces S 1 ; : : : ; S k of genus g can there be such that S 1 ; : : : ; S k all share the same spectrum of the Laplacian? ..."
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this paper, we address the following question: given a natural number g, how many Riemann surfaces S 1 ; : : : ; S k of genus g can there be such that S 1 ; : : : ; S k all share the same spectrum of the Laplacian?
THE COMPLEXSYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY OF SL(2, C)CHARACTERS OVER SURFACES
"... Dedicated to M.S. Raghunathan on his sixtieth birthday Abstract. The SL(2, C)character variety X of a closed surface M enjoys a natural complexsymplectic structure invariant under the mapping class group Γ of M. Using the ergodicity of Γ on the SU(2)character variety, we deduce that every Γinvar ..."
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Dedicated to M.S. Raghunathan on his sixtieth birthday Abstract. The SL(2, C)character variety X of a closed surface M enjoys a natural complexsymplectic structure invariant under the mapping class group Γ of M. Using the ergodicity of Γ on the SU(2)character variety, we deduce that every Γinvariant meromorphic function on X is constant. The trace functions of closed curves on M determine regular functions which generate complex Hamiltonian flows. For simple closed curves, these complex Hamiltonian flows arise from holomorphic flows on the representation variety generalizing the FenchelNielsen twist flows on Teichmüller space and the complex quakebend flows on quasiFuchsian space. Closed curves in the complex trajectories of these flows lift to paths in the deformation space CP 1 (M) of complexprojective structures between different CP 1structures with the same holonomy (grafting). If P is a pants decomposition, then the
WORD HYPERBOLIC EXTENSIONS OF SURFACE GROUPS
, 2005
"... Let S be a closed surface of genus g ≥ 2. A finitely generated group ΓS is an extension of the fundamental group π1(S) of S if π1(S) is a normal subgroup of ΓS. We show that the group ΓS is hyperbolic if and only if the orbit map for the action of the quotient group Γ = ΓS/π1(S) on the complex of c ..."
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Let S be a closed surface of genus g ≥ 2. A finitely generated group ΓS is an extension of the fundamental group π1(S) of S if π1(S) is a normal subgroup of ΓS. We show that the group ΓS is hyperbolic if and only if the orbit map for the action of the quotient group Γ = ΓS/π1(S) on the complex of curves is a quasiisometric embedding.
Selberg’s zeta function and the spectral geometry of geometrically finite hyperbolic surfaces
 Comment. Math Helv
"... Abstract. For hyperbolic Riemann surfaces of finite geometry, we study Selberg’s zeta function and its relation to the relative scattering phase and the resonances of the Laplacian. As an application we show that the conjugacy class of a finitely generated, torsionfree, discrete subgroup of SL(2, R ..."
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Abstract. For hyperbolic Riemann surfaces of finite geometry, we study Selberg’s zeta function and its relation to the relative scattering phase and the resonances of the Laplacian. As an application we show that the conjugacy class of a finitely generated, torsionfree, discrete subgroup of SL(2, R) is determined by its trace spectrum up to finitely many possibilities, thus generalizing results of McKean [19] and Müller [22] to groups which are not necessarily cofinite. 1.
Rigidity of polyhedral surfaces
, 2006
"... We study rigidity of polyhedral surfaces and the moduli space of polyhedral surfaces using variational principles. Curvature like quantities for polyhedral surfaces are introduced. Many of them are shown to determine the polyhedral metric up to isometry. The action functionals in the variational a ..."
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We study rigidity of polyhedral surfaces and the moduli space of polyhedral surfaces using variational principles. Curvature like quantities for polyhedral surfaces are introduced. Many of them are shown to determine the polyhedral metric up to isometry. The action functionals in the variational approaches are derived from the cosine law and the Lengendre transformation of them. These include energies used by Colin de Verdiere, Braegger, Rivin, CohenKenyonPropp, Leibon and BobenkoSpringborn for variational principles on triangulated surfaces. Our study is based on a set of identities satisfied by the derivative of the cosine law. These identities which exhibit similarity in all spaces of constant curvature are probably a discrete analogous of the Bianchi identity.
Commutator Bounds For Eigenvalues, With Applications To Spectral Geometry
"... We prove a purely algebraic version of an eigenvalue inequality of Hile and Protter, and derive corollaries bounding differences of eigenvalues of Laplace Beltrami operators on manifolds. We significantly improve earlier bounds of Yang and Yau, Li, and Harrell. 1 Introduction In a recent paper [6 ..."
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We prove a purely algebraic version of an eigenvalue inequality of Hile and Protter, and derive corollaries bounding differences of eigenvalues of Laplace Beltrami operators on manifolds. We significantly improve earlier bounds of Yang and Yau, Li, and Harrell. 1 Introduction In a recent paper [6], one of us produced an algebraic version of a wellknown bound on differences between eigenvalues due to Payne, P'olya, and Weinberger [18]. They had shown that the difference of successive eigenvalues of the Dirichlet Laplacian on a domain in R is bounded by a universal constant times the sum of all the lower eigenvalues. It is easy to see, however, that if the analogous problem is considered on a manifold, then the geometry must 1 Partially supported by the US NSF through grant DMS9211624. 2 Part of this research was conducted during the USSweden Workshop on Spectral Methods sponsored by the NSF under grant INT9217529. 3 Work related to Doctoral Thesis, Georgia Institute of ...
Isospectral Manifolds with Different Local Geometries
"... . We construct several new classes of isospectral manifolds with dierent local geometries. After reviewing a theorem by Carolyn Gordon on isospectral torus bundles and presenting certain useful specialized versions (Chapter 1) we apply these tools to construct the rst examples of isospectral four ..."
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. We construct several new classes of isospectral manifolds with dierent local geometries. After reviewing a theorem by Carolyn Gordon on isospectral torus bundles and presenting certain useful specialized versions (Chapter 1) we apply these tools to construct the rst examples of isospectral fourdimensional manifolds which are not locally isometric (Chapter 2). Moreover, we construct the rst examples of isospectral left invariant metrics on compact Lie groups (Chapter 3). Thereby we also obtain the rst continuous isospectral families of globally homogeneous manifolds and the rst examples of isospectral manifolds which are simply connected and irreducible. Finally, we construct the rst pairs of isospectral manifolds which are conformally equivalent and not locally isometric (Chapter 4). Contents Introduction 1. Constructions of isospectral, locally nonisometric manifolds 1.1 Isospectral torus bundles with totally geodesic bers 1.2 A rst specialization and its app...