nLab augmented Teichmüller space




The augmented Teichmüller space (Bers 73) is Teichmüller space with also the points for the degenerate nodal curve admitted.

Accordingly, the orbifold quotient of the augmented Teichmüller space by the mapping class group is equivalently the Deligne-Mumford compactification of the moduli space of curves over the complex numbers (Hubbard-Koch 13, main theorem).


The concept was introduced in

  • Lipman Bers, Spaces of degenerating Riemann surfaces. Discontinuous groups and Riemann surfaces, Ann. Math. Stud. 79, 43–55 (1973).

Discussion of orbifold structure is in

Discussion of the relation to the Deligne-Mumford compactification of the moduli stack of curves is in

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