## Tessellating the moduli space of strictly convex projective structures on the once-punctured torus

### Haraway, R. and Tillmann, S.

#### Abstract

We show that associating the Euclidean cell decomposition due to Cooper and Long to each point of the moduli space of framed strictly convex real projective structures of finite volume on the once-punctured torus gives this moduli space a natural cell decomposition. The proof makes use of coordinates due to Fock and Goncharov, the action of the mapping class group as well as algorithmic real algebraic geometry. We also show that the decorated moduli space of framed strictly convex real projective structures of finite volume on the thrice-punctured sphere has a natural cell decomposition.

Keywords: projective surface, cell decomposition, moduli space, convex hull.

: Primary 57M50; secondary 57N05, 14H15.

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 Wednesday, February 24, 2016