# Singularities of inner functions associated with hyperbolic maps

Evdoridou, Vasiliki, Fagellab, Nuria, Jarque, Xavier and Sixsmith, David J ORCID: 0000-0002-3543-6969
(2019) Singularities of inner functions associated with hyperbolic maps. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS, 477 (1). pp. 536-550.

Let $f$ be a function in the Eremenko-Lyubich class $\mathcal{B}$, and let $U$ be an unbounded, forward invariant Fatou component of $f$. We relate the number of singularities of an inner function associated to $f|_U$ with the number of tracts of $f$. In particular, we show that if $f$ lies in either of two large classes of functions in $\mathcal{B}$, and also has finitely many tracts, then the number of singularities of an associated inner function is at most equal to the number of tracts of $f$. Our results imply that for hyperbolic functions of finite order there is an upper bound -- related to the order -- on the number of singularities of an associated inner function.