The space of surface group representations
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- Li, J. Manuscripta Math (1993) 78: 223. doi:10.1007/BF02599310
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In this note we prove that the number of irreducible components of Hom (π,G) is the same as π1(G), where π is a surface group andG is complex semisimple. This is established by studying the flat bundles on Riemann surfaces.