We prove that any mapping torus of a pseudo-Anosov mapping class with bounded normalized Weil-Petersson translation length contains a finite set of transverse and level closed curves, and drilling out this set of curves results in one of a finite number of cusped hyperbolic 3-manifolds. The number of manifolds in the finite list depends only on the bound for normalized translation length. We also prove a complementary result that explains the necessity of removing level curves by producing new estimates for the Weil-Petersson translation length of compositions of pseudo-Anosov mapping classes and arbitrary powers of a Dehn twist.
- Pub Date:
- October 2019
- Mathematics - Geometric Topology;
- Mathematics - Complex Variables;
- Mathematics - Differential Geometry
- v2. Added references. v1. 49 pages, 9 figures