Lagrange Spectra in Teichmüller Dynamics via Renormalization

Pascal Hubert, Luca Marchese, Corinna Ulcigrai

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We introduce Lagrange Spectra of closed-invariant loci for the action of SL(2, ℝ) on the moduli space of translation surfaces, generalizing the classical Lagrange Spectrum, and we analyze them with renormalization techniques. A formula for the values in such spectra is established in terms of the Rauzy–Veech induction and it is used to show that any invariant locus has closed Lagrange spectrum and values corresponding to pseudo-Anosov elements are dense. Moreover we show that Lagrange spectra of arithmetic Teichmüller discs contain an Hall’s ray, giving an explicit bound for it via a second formula which uses the classical continued fraction algorithm. In addition, we show the equivalence of several definitions of bounded Teichmüller geodesics and bounded type interval exchange transformations and we prove quantitative estimates on excursions to the boundary of moduli space in terms of norms of positive matrices in the Rauzy–Veech induction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-255
Number of pages76
JournalGeometric and Functional Analysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2015


  • Bounded-type interval exchange transformations and translation surfaces
  • Lagrange spectra


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