The conformal geometry of billiards
DeMarco, Laura G.
PublisherAmerican Mathematical Society
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This article provides an introduction to some recent results in billiard dynamics. We present results that follow from a study of compact Riemann surfaces (equipped with a holomorphic 1-form) and an SL2R action on the moduli spaces of these surfaces. We concentrate on the progress toward classification of "optimal" billiard tables, those with the simplest trajectory structure.