Events & Seminars

2016 Dec 20

Dynamics lunch: Uri Gabor (HUJI)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
I'll report on recent applications of the LLL to two problems in the dynamics of general countable groups. The first concerns the existence of free symbolic minimal actions; the second asks about realizations of URS's (uniformly recurrent subgroups) as stability systems. I'll then concentrate on a solution of Gabor Elek to the second problem in the case of finitely generated groups.
2017 Jan 17

Dynamics lunch: Tom Gilat (HUJI) - Finding almost-periods of convolutions in the context of additive combinatorics (following Croot and Sisask)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
I'll report on recent applications of the LLL to two problems in the dynamics of general countable groups. The first concerns the existence of free symbolic minimal actions; the second asks about realizations of URS's (uniformly recurrent subgroups) as stability systems. I'll then concentrate on a solution of Gabor Elek to the second problem in the case of finitely generated groups.
2016 Nov 22

Dynamics lunch: Zemer Kosloff (HUJI): Aaronson's theorem on the failure of the ergodic theorem in infinite measure space

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
I'll report on recent applications of the LLL to two problems in the dynamics of general countable groups. The first concerns the existence of free symbolic minimal actions; the second asks about realizations of URS's (uniformly recurrent subgroups) as stability systems. I'll then concentrate on a solution of Gabor Elek to the second problem in the case of finitely generated groups.
2016 Dec 06

Dynamics lunch: Sasha Fish (Sydney) - Monochromatic sums and products in the natural numbers

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
I'll report on recent applications of the LLL to two problems in the dynamics of general countable groups. The first concerns the existence of free symbolic minimal actions; the second asks about realizations of URS's (uniformly recurrent subgroups) as stability systems. I'll then concentrate on a solution of Gabor Elek to the second problem in the case of finitely generated groups.
2017 Jan 03

Dynamics lunch: Shimon Brooks (Bar Ilan) - Sullivan’s No-Wandering Theorem for Fatou Components

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
I'll report on recent applications of the LLL to two problems in the dynamics of general countable groups. The first concerns the existence of free symbolic minimal actions; the second asks about realizations of URS's (uniformly recurrent subgroups) as stability systems. I'll then concentrate on a solution of Gabor Elek to the second problem in the case of finitely generated groups.
2017 Mar 28

Dynamics lunch: Ariel Rapaport

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
A dimension gap for continued fractions with independent digits (after Kifer, Peres and Weiss)
2017 Mar 07

Dynamics lunch: Eli Glasner (Tel Aviv):Some recent applications of Lovasz's Local Lemma to problems in topological dynamics

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
I'll report on recent applications of the LLL to two problems in the dynamics of general countable groups. The first concerns the existence of free symbolic minimal actions; the second asks about realizations of URS's (uniformly recurrent subgroups) as stability systems. I'll then concentrate on a solution of Gabor Elek to the second problem in the case of finitely generated groups.
2016 Dec 20

Dynamics & probability: Mike Hochman (HUJI), Dimension of Furstenberg measure of SL_2(R) random matrix products

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

Dynamics seminar: Alex Eskin (Chicago) - On stationary measure rigidity and orbit closures for actions of non-abelian groups

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.
2017 Jan 10

Dynamics & probability: Tali Pinsky (TIFR, India): Minimal representatives and the Lorenz equations.

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 209)
A minimal representative for a dynamical system is a system that has the simplest possible dynamics in its topological equivalence class. This is very much related to "dynamical forcing": when existence of certain periodic orbits forces existence of others. This is quite useful in the analysis of chaotic systems. I'll give examples of minimal representatives in dimensions one two and three. In dimension three, I'll show that the minimal representative for the chaotic Lorenz equations (for the correct parameters) is the geodesic flow on the modular surface. This will be an introductory talk.

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