Combinatorics Seminar - Anschel Schaffer-Cohen


Speaker: Anschel Schaffer-Cohen

Title: Automorphisms of the loop and arc graph of an infinite-type surface

Abstract: We show that the extended based mapping class group of an infinite-type surface is naturally isomorphic to the automorphism group of the loop graph of that surface. Additionally, we show that the extended mapping class group stabilizing a finite set of punctures is isomorphic to the arc graph relative to that finite set of punctures. This extends a known result for sufficiently complex finite-type surfaces, and provides a new angle from which to study the mapping class groups of infinite-type surfaces.