Exhausting curve complexes by finite rigid sets

Javier Aramayona, Christopher J. Leininger

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Let S be a connected orientable surface of finite topological type. We prove that there is an exhaustion of the curve complex C(S) by a sequence of finite rigid sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-283
Number of pages27
JournalPacific Journal of Mathematics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Curve complex
  • Mapping class group
  • Rigidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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