Sieye Ryu (BGU): Predictability and Entropy for Actions of Amenable Groups and Non-amenable Groups

Suppose that a countable group $G$ acts on a compact metric space $X$ and that $S \subset G$ is a semigroup not containing the identity of $G$. If every continuous function $f$ on $X$ is contained in the closed algebra generated by $\{sf : s \in S\}$, the action is said to be $S$-predictable.
In this talk, we consider the following question due to Hochman:
When $G$ is amenable, does $S$-predictability imply zero topological entropy?
To provide an affirmative answer, we introduce the notion of a random invariant order.
If time permits, we will explain how the answer extends to non-amenable groups using recent results of Seward on Rokhlin entropy.
This is a joint work with Tom Meyerovitch.

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Tue, 26/06/2018 - 14:15 to 15:15