Lectures on Mapping Class Groups at KAIST

My intention is to talk about basic facts and about spaces on which mapping class groups act. The following are the major topics I will aim to cover:

There are many good sources for this:

Prerequisites: In addition to the usual material about covering spaces, fundamental group, homology (e.g. from Hatcher) and classification of surfaces (e.g. from Munkres) we will assume familiarity with hyperbolic geometry (disk or upper half-plane model). I can also review this in the lectures.

Some sources for hyperbolic geometry:
As a warmup. here are some homework problems.

Week 1 exercises
Week 2 exercises