Surveys in Differential Geometry
Volume 14 (2009)
The universal properties of Teichmüller spaces
Pages: 261 – 294
We discuss universal properties of general Teichmüller spaces. Our topics include the Teichmüller metric and Kobayashi metric, extremality and unique extremality of quasiconformal mappings, biholomorphic maps between Teichmüller space, earthquakes and Thurston boundary.