An ergodic study of Painlevé VI

Katsunori Iwasaki, Takato Uehara

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An ergodic study of Painlevé VI is developed. The chaotic nature of its Poincaré return map is established for almost all loops. The exponential growth of the numbers of periodic solutions is also shown. Principal ingredients of the arguments are a moduli-theoretical formulation of Painlevé VI, a Riemann-Hilbert correspondence, the dynamical system of a birational map on a cubic surface, and the Lefschetz fixed point formula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-345
Number of pages51
JournalMathematische Annalen
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Chaos
  • Entropy
  • Ergodic theory
  • Invariant measure
  • Painlevé VI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)


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