2017
Feb
09

# Seminars

2017
Dec
21

# Groups & Dynamics: Jeremy Kahn (Brown University) - Surface Subgroups in Nonuniform Lattices

10:30am to 11:30am

## Location:

Ross 70

Abstract:
In 2009 the speaker and Vladimir Markovic constructed nearly geodesic surfaces in a given closed hyperbolic 3-manifold M. The construction proceeded by taking all "good pants" in M and matching them at their boundaries to produce a closed surface. I will describe this construction, as well as a new construction with Alexander Wright, of a nearly geodesic surface in the case where M has a cusp. If time permits, I will discuss the potential applications of this construction to higher rank nonuniform lattices and mapping class groups.

2015
Dec
10

# Groups & dynamics: Shmuel Weinberger (Chicago) - Borel and the symmetry of locally symmetric manifolds. II

10:00am to 11:00am

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 70)

Abstract
Borel studied the topological group actions that are
possible on locally symmetric manifolds. In these two talks, I will
explain Borel's work and interpret these results as a type of rigidity
statement very much related to the well-known Borel conjecture of high
dimensional topology. In particular, I will give the characterization
of locally symmetric manifolds (of dimension not 4) which have a
unique maximal conjugacy of finite group of orientation preserving
homeomorphisms, due to Cappell, Lubotzky and myself. We will then

2018
Jan
04

# Group actions seminar: Ilya Khayutin (IAS/Princeton) - Joint Equidistribution of CM Points

10:30am to 11:30am

## Location:

Ross 70

A sequence of Picard/Galois orbits of special points in a product of arbitrary many modular curves is conjectured to equidistribute in the product space as long as it escapes any closed orbit of an intermediate subgroup. This conjecture encompasses several well-known results and conjectures, including Duke's Theorem, the Michel-Venkatesh mixing conjecture and the equidistribution strengthening of André-Oort in this setting.

2017
Dec
07

# Groups & dynamics: Doron Puder (TAU)

10:30am to 11:30am

2015
Dec
03

# Groups & dynamics: Shmuel Weinberger (Chicago) - Borel and the symmetry of locally symmetric manifolds. I

10:00am to 11:20am

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 70)

Abstract:
Borel studied the topological group actions that are
possible on locally symmetric manifolds. In these two talks, I will
explain Borel's work and interpret these results as a type of rigidity
statement very much related to the well-known Borel conjecture of high
dimensional topology. In particular, I will give the characterization
of locally symmetric manifolds (of dimension not 4) which have a
unique maximal conjugacy of finite group of orientation preserving
homeomorphisms, due to Cappell, Lubotzky and myself. We will then

2017
May
25

# Group actions/dynamics seminar: Sebastián Donoso (University of O'Higgins, Chile) Quantitative multiple recurrence for two and three transformations

10:00am to 11:00am

## Location:

Ross 70

In this talk I will provide some counter-examples for quantitative multiple
recurrence problems for systems with more than one transformation. For
instance, I will show that there exists an ergodic system
$(X,\mathcal{X},\mu,T_1,T_2)$ with two commuting transformations such that
for every $\ell < 4$ there exists $A\in \mathcal{X}$ such that
\[ \mu(A\cap T_1^n A\cap T_2^n A) < \mu(A)^{\ell} \]
for every $n \in \mathbb{N}$.
The construction of such a system is based on the study of ``big'' subsets
of $\mathbb{N}^2$ and $\mathbb{N}^3$ satisfying combinatorial properties.

2017
Oct
31

2017
Nov
14

2017
Nov
07

2017
Nov
28

# Dynamics lunch: Benjy Weiss "Rigidity sequences for weakly mixing transformations"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Here is a title and abstract for the lunch seminar:
Rigidity sequences for weakly mixing transformations
Abstract: I will present a recent result of Bassam Fayad
and Jean-Paul Thouvenot that shows that any rigidty
sequence for an irrational rotation is also a rigidity
sequence for some weakly mixing transformation.

2015
Nov
10

# Dynamics lunch: Lei Yang (HUJI) "Proper affine actions and geodesic flows of hyperbolic surfaces"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee Lounge)

Title: Proper affine actions and geodesic flows of hyperbolic surfaces

2018
Jan
09

# Dynamics Lunch: Raimundo Briceno (TAU) "A Breiman type theorem for Gibbs measures"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

We will review a Breiman type theorem for Gibbs measures due to Gurevich and Tempelman. For a translation invariant Gibbs measure on a suitable translation invariant configuration set X \subset S^G, where G is an amenable group and S is a finite set, we will prove the convergence of the Shannon-McMillan-Breiman ratio on a specific subset of "generic" configurations. Provided that the above Gibbs measure exists, we also prove the convergence in the definition of pressure and the fact that this Gibbs measure is an equilibrium state.

2015
Dec
15

2018
Jan
02

# Dynamics Lunch: Ohad Feldheim (HUJI) "Finitely dependent proper colouring of Z"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

An M-dependent process X(n) on the integers, is a process for which every event concerning with X(-1),X(-2),... is independent from every event concerning with X(M),X(M+1),...
Such processes play an important role both as scaling limits of physical systems and as a tool in approximating other processes.
A question that has risen independently in several contexts is:
"is there an M dependent proper colouring of the integer lattice for some finite M?"