Classification of critically fixed anti-rational maps

Research paper by Lukas Geyer

Indexed on: 22 Jun '20Published on: 18 Jun '20Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - Dynamical Systems


We show that there is a one-to-one correspondence between conjugacy classes of critically fixed anti-rational maps and equivalence classes of certain plane graphs. We furthermore prove that critically fixed anti-rational maps are Thurston equivalent to "topological Schottky maps" associated to these plane graphs, given in each face by a topological reflection in its boundary. As a corollary, we obtain a similar classification of critically fixed anti-polynomials by certain plane trees. One of the main technical tools is an analogue of Thurston's characterization of rational maps in the orientation-reversing case.