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Pseudo-Anosov eigenfoliations on Panov planes

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  • We study dynamical properties of direction foliations on the complex plane pulled back from direction foliations on a half-translation torus $T$, i.e., a torus equipped with a strict and integrable quadratic differential. If the torus $T$ admits a pseudo-Anosov map we give a homological criterion for the appearance of dense leaves and leaves with bounded deviation on the universal covering of $T$, called Panov plane. Our result generalizes Dmitri Panov's explicit construction of dense leaves for certain arithmetic half-translation tori [33]. Certain Panov planes are related to the polygonal table of the periodic wind-tree model. In fact, we show that the dynamics on periodic wind-tree billiards can be converted to the dynamics on a pair of singular planes.
        Possible strategies to generalize our main dynamical result to larger sets of directions are discussed. Particularly we include recent results of Frączek and Ulcigrai [17, 18] and Delecroix [6] for the wind-tree model. Implicitly Panov planes appear in Frączek and Schmoll [15], where the authors consider Eaton Lens distributions.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: 14H15, 14H52, 30F30, 30F60, 37A60, 37C35, 37N20, 58D15, 58D27.


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