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On the topology of wandering Julia components

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  • It is known that for a rational map $f$ with a disconnected Julia set, the set of wandering Julia components is uncountable. We prove that all but countably many of them have a simple topology, namely having one or two complementary components. We show that the remaining countable subset $\Sigma$ is backward invariant. Conjecturally $\Sigma$ does not contain an infinite orbit. We give a very strong necessary condition for $\Sigma$ to contain an infinite orbit, thus proving the conjecture for many different cases. We provide also two sufficient conditions for a Julia component to be a point. Finally we construct several examples describing different topological structures of Julia components.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 37F10, 37F20.


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