(First Announcement) Flows on homogeneous spaces Minerva summer school Department of Mathematics, Technion, Haifa Sunday, September 2 to Friday, September 7, 2012 For more details, <http://www.mathematik.uni-regensburg.de/sauer/haifa/haifaschool.html> We hope to see you there, Uri, Francoise & Roman ===================================================== The goal of this Minerva summer school is to introduce young researchers and PhD-students to the dynamics of homogeneous flows including some very recent developments. We will focus on actions of algebraic groups on homogeneous spaces of finite invariant measure. There will also be thorough background lectures on ergodic theory, algebraic groups and the rich theory describing their interplay. This summer school is part of and mainly funded by the German-Israeli Minerva summer school program of the Minerva foundation. Program There will be 5 lecture series. The first lecture starts Sunday at 10:00, and the last lecture ends Friday before lunch. The lectures series are: Alex Furman (UIC, Chicago) Introduction to ergodic theory Alex Gorodnik (University of Bristol) Ergodic Theory and Algebraic Varieties Manfred Einsiedler (ETH Zürich) Flows on surfaces Ratner's measure classification theorem Jean Francois Quint (Universite Paris 13) Stationary measures on homogeneous spaces In addition, there will be two special lectures by Elon Lindenstrauss. Organizers Uri Bader (Technion, Haifa) Francoise Dal'Bo (Universit\'e Rennes) Roman Sauer (Universit\"at Regensburg) --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Uri Bader <uri.bader@gmail.com>