Jenkins-Strebel differentials

Enrico Arbarello, Maurizio Cornalba

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In this mostly expository paper we revisit a fundamental result of Strebel, asserting the existence and uniqueness, on Riemann surfaces of finite type, of Jenkins-Strebel differentials having double poles with prescribed "residues" at prescribed points. In particular, we give a self-contained and somewhat shortened proof of Strebel's result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-157
Number of pages43
JournalAtti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali, Rendiconti Lincei Matematica e Applicazioni
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Closed trajectories
  • Quadratic differentials
  • Teichmuller space


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