This page is for the relatively few people who may be interested in my former career in mathematics. The image is a series of zooms into the Maskit slice, clockwise from top left to bottom right, illustrating the phenomenon of spirals in the boundary of the Maskit slice.


My PhD thesis title was Boundaries of slices of quasifuchsian space. As well as the results from my first paper it has some conjectural results about the boundary of the Maskit and Bers slices. On the basis of very strong numerical evidence, I conjecture that the boundary spirals infinitely almost everywhere and that the Hausdorff dimension of the Maskit slice is less than 1.25 (and more likely to be closer to 1.05).

You can download the thesis (PDF, 1.8MB).


I wrote some software to draw pictures of the Maskit slice, including pleating rays. I haven't looked at this code in a long time, so it may take some effort to get it running. The Windows GUI looks like this:

Available code: