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The dynamical André–Oort conjecture: Unicritical polynomials

D. Ghioca, H. Krieger, K. D. Nguyen, and H. Ye

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Abstract

We establish equidistribution with respect to the bifurcation measure of postcritically finite (PCF) maps in any one-dimensional algebraic family of unicritical polynomials. Using this equidistribution result, together with a combinatorial analysis of certain algebraic correspondences on the complement of the Mandelbrot set M2 (or generalized Mandelbrot set Md for degree d>2), we classify all curves CA2 defined over C with Zariski-dense subsets of points (a,b)C, such that both zd+a and zd+b are simultaneously PCF for a fixed degree d2. Our result is analogous to the famous result of André regarding plane curves which contain infinitely many points with both coordinates being complex multiplication parameters in the moduli space of elliptic curves and is the first complete case of the dynamical André–Oort phenomenon studied by Baker and DeMarco.

Article information

Source
Duke Math. J., Volume 166, Number 1 (2017), 1-25.

Dates
Received: 11 May 2015
Revised: 5 February 2016
First available in Project Euclid: 30 September 2016

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1475266423

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1215/00127094-3673996

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3592687

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
06686500

Subjects
Primary: 37F50: Small divisors, rotation domains and linearization; Fatou and Julia sets
Secondary: 37F05: Relations and correspondences

Keywords
Mandelbrot set unlikely intersections in dynamics postcritically finite

Citation

Ghioca, D.; Krieger, H.; Nguyen, K. D.; Ye, H. The dynamical André–Oort conjecture: Unicritical polynomials. Duke Math. J. 166 (2017), no. 1, 1--25. doi:10.1215/00127094-3673996. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1475266423


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