In this section we give a broad outline of the work of Thurston on Teichmüller spaces and the classification of diffeomorphisms of surfaces. The (mainly expository) items [43] and [12] in the bibliography are short introductions to this topic; a more detailed explanation with proofs can be found in [19].

- Thurston's approach to Teichmüller spaces and diffeomorphisms of surfaces
- Bers' and Thurston's compactifications of Teichmüller space
- Bers' approach to Thurston's classification of diffeomorphisms of surfaces

Pablo Ares Gastesi 2005-08-31