Approximation of quasisymmetries using circle packings

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The Universal Teichmüller Space has recently gained the attention of physicists as a setting for developing string theory. Two common models for this space are the set of quasicircles and the set of quasisymmetries. The link between these models lies in the fact that the Riemann maps from double-struck D and double-struck D* to the complementary domains of quasicircles induce quasisymmetric automorphisms of ∂double-struck D. We develop a means of approximating these quasisymmetries given their associated quasicircles. This provides a concrete method for switching from the quasicircle to the quasisymmetry model of the Universal Teichmüller Space. Our approach uses discrete analytic functions induced by circle packings to approximate the Riemann maps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-124
Number of pages22
JournalDiscrete and Computational Geometry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2001


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