2016
Mar
31

# Groups & dynamics: Paul Nelson (ETH) - Quantum variance on quaternion algebras

10:00am to 11:00am

## Location:

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

To every topological group, one can associate a unique universal

minimal flow (UMF): a flow that maps onto every minimal flow of the

group. For some groups (for example, the locally compact ones), this

flow is not metrizable and does not admit a concrete description.

However, for many "large" Polish groups, the UMF is metrizable, can be

computed, and carries interesting combinatorial information. The talk

will concentrate on some new results that give a characterization of

metrizable UMFs of Polish groups. It is based on two papers, one joint

minimal flow (UMF): a flow that maps onto every minimal flow of the

group. For some groups (for example, the locally compact ones), this

flow is not metrizable and does not admit a concrete description.

However, for many "large" Polish groups, the UMF is metrizable, can be

computed, and carries interesting combinatorial information. The talk

will concentrate on some new results that give a characterization of

metrizable UMFs of Polish groups. It is based on two papers, one joint