The  Weizmann  Institute  of  Science
                  Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
             Geometric Functional Analysis and Probability Seminar

                     NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION

                       Feinberg Graduate School, Room A 
                         on Thursday, December 30, 2010
                                 11:00 - 13:00

                                Anatoly Vershik
                        St. Petersburg State University
                                 will speak on
                   (((Ergodic theory as dynamics of the metrics)))

New title:
             Scaling entropy in ergodic theory and dynamics of metrics

Hopefully the abstract is unchanged.
The traditional approach to the theory of dynamical systems is to fix some
metric space (phase space) with the group of homeomorphisms or diffeomorphisms
and to consider evolution of points, functions and measures. The alternative
approach is to fix invariant measure and to study the evolution of metrics. It
happened that such an idea gives the new invariants of dynamics which, for
instance, generalize the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy and others. In the talk I
describe the first steps in this direction and also classification of the
metric spaces with measure.
Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
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