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**Geometry and topology Seminar**

Thursday, 6 April, 2023 at 11.30 am

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**Venue**: Ramanujan Hall

**Host**: Rekha Santhanam

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**Speaker: **Kashyap Rajeevsarathy

**Affiliation: **IISER, Bhopal

**Title: **Generating the liftable mapping class groups of regular cyclic covers

**Abstract: **Let $\mathrm{Mod}(S_g)$ be the mapping class group of the closed orientable surface $S_g$ of genus $g \geq 1$. We show that the liftable mapping class group $\mathrm{LMod}_k(S_g)$ of the $k$-sheeted regular cyclic cover of $S_g$ is self-normalizing in $\mathrm{Mod}(S_g)$ and that $\mathrm{LMod}_k(S_g)$ is maximal in $\mathrm{Mod}(S_g)$ when $k$ is prime. Moreover, we establish the existence of a normal series of $\mathrm{LMod}_k(S_g)$ that generalizes a well-known normal series of congruence subgroups in $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{Z})$. Furthermore, we give an explicit finite generating set for $\mathrm{LMod}_k{S_g)$ for $g \geq 3$ and $k \geq 2$, and when $(g,k) = (2,2)$. As an application, we provide a finite generating set for the liftable mapping class group of the infinite-sheeted regular cyclic covering of $S_g$ for $g \geq 3$ by the infinite ladder surface.

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Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics

Date

Thu, April 6, 2023

Start Time

11:30am IST

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5-Medium

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Public

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Mon, April 3, 2023 11:37am IST