Résume | The Teichmüller space of bordered surfaces can be described via metric ribbon graphs, leading to a natural symplectic structure introduced by Kontsevich in his proof of Witten's conjecture. I will show that many tools of hyperbolic geometry can be adapted to this combinatorial setting, and in particular the existence of Fenchel–Nielsen coordinates that are Darboux. As applications of this set-up, I will present a combinatorial analogue of Mirzakhani's identity, resulting in a completely geometric proof of Witten–Kontsevich recursion, as well as Norbury's recursion for the counting of integral points. I will also describe how to count simple closed geodesics in this setting, and how its asymptotics compute Masur–Veech volumes of the moduli space of quadratic differentials.
The talk is based on a joint work with J.E. Andersen, G. Borot, S. Charbonnier, D. Lewański and C. Wheeler. |