Mapping class group actions on configuration spaces and the Johnson filtration
Andrea Bianchi (University of Copenhagen)
Monday 8th November, 2021 16:00-17:00 Online
This is joint work with Jeremy Miller and Jennifer Wilson. Let M be an orientable surface of genus g with one boundary curve, and let F_n(M) denote the configuration space of n ordered points in M. The action of Homeo(M,dM) on F_n(M) descends to an action of the mapping class group Gamma(M,dM) on the homology H_*(F_n(M)). Our main result is that, for all n,i>=0, the i-th stage J(i) of the Johnson’s filtration of Gamma(M,dM) acts trivially on H_i(F_n(M)). This extends previous work of Moriyama on certain relative configuration spaces.
The talk will be preceded by a tea time at 3:45pm. The Zoom link for the seminar is https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/j/98078798957 and the passcode is the genus of the two-dimensional sphere (4 letters, all lowercase).