Pillowcases and quasimodular forms

Alex Eskin, Andrei Okounkov

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We prove that natural generating functions for enumeration of branched coverings of the pillowcase orbifold are level 2 quasimodular forms. This gives a way to compute the volumes of the strata of the moduli space of quadratic differentials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalProgress in Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


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