2017
May
09

# Dynamics seminar: Meng Wu (HUJI)

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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2017
May
09

2:00pm to 3:00pm

2016
Dec
20

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 209)

Given a probability measure mu on the space of 2x2 matrices, there is, under mild conditions, a unique measure nu on the space of lines which is stationary for mu. This measure is called the Furstenberg measure of mu, and is important in many contexts, from the study of random matrix products to recent work on self-affine sets and measures. Of particular importance are the smoothness and dimension of the Furstenberg measure. In this talk I will discuss joint work with Boris Solomyak in which we adapt methods from

2017
May
23

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Abstract: I will describe joint work in progress with Aaron Brown, Federico Rodriguez-Hertz and Simion Filip. Our aim is to find some analogue, in the context of smooth dynamics, of Ratner's theorems on unipotent flows. This would be a (partial) generalization of the results of Benoist-Quint and my work with Elon Lindenstrauss in the homogeneous setting, the results of Brown and Rodriguez-Hertz in dimension 2, and the my results with Maryam Mirzakhani in the setting of Teichmuller dynamics.

2018
Mar
20

2018
Jan
25

2017
May
11

4:00pm to 5:15pm

Ross 70

The Schmidt Subspace Theorem, its S-arithmetic extension by Schlickewei, and subsequent (rather significant) refinements are highlights of the theory of Diophantine applications and have many applications, some quite unexpected.

2018
Jan
18

2018
Jan
25

2018
Jan
10

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Room 70 in the Ross Building

Title: On the decay of correlations under quenched disorder

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2017
Dec
06

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ross 70

Title: Asymptotics of the ground state energy for relativistic heavy atoms and molecules

2017
Oct
31

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ross 70

In this talk I will discuss a finitary version of projection theorems in fractal geometry. Roughly speaking, a projection theorem says that, given a subset in the Euclidean space, its orthogonal projection onto a subspace is large except for a small set of exceptional directions. There are several ways to quantify "large" and "small" in this statement. We will place ourself in a discretized setting where the size of a set is measured by its delta-covering number : the minimal number of balls of radius delta needed to cover the set, where delta > 0 is the scale.

2018
Jan
16

2017
Dec
12

2:15pm to 3:15pm

Ross 70

Automatic sequences are one of the most basic models of computation, with remarkable links to dynamics, algebra and logic (among other fields). In the talk, we will explore a point of view inspired by higher order Fourier analysis. Specifically, we will investigate the behaviour of Gowers norms of some automatic sequences, and (almost) classify all automatic sequences given by generalised polynomial fomulas. The tools used will include some non-trivial results concerning dynamics of nilsystems and their connection

2017
Dec
05

2:15pm to 3:15pm

Ross 70

I will discuss joint work with Balazs Barany and Ariel Rapaport on the dimension of self-affine sets and measures. We confirm that under mild irreducibility conditions on the generating maps, the dimension is "as expected", i.e. equal to the affinity or Lyapunov dimension. This completes a program started by Falconer in the 1980s. In the first part of the talk I will explain how the Lyapunov dimension arises from Ledrappier-Young formula for self-affine sets, and then explain how additive combinatorics methods can be used to prove that this is the correct dimension.

2017
Nov
21

2:15pm to 3:15pm

Ross 70

In the classical settings of Anosov diffeomorphisms or more general locally maximal hyperbolic sets I describe a new approach for constructing equilibrium measures corresponding to some continuous potentials and for studying some of their ergodic properties. This approach is pure geometrical in its nature and uses no symbolic representations of the system. As a result it can be used to effect thermodynamics formalism for systems for which no symbolic representation is available such as partially hyperbolic systems.