Tel Aviv University
Dear all,
This week at the Horowitz seminar on Probability, Ergodic Theory and
Dynamical Systems at Tel Aviv University we are happy to have:
Speaker: John Smillie, Cornell University
Title: Do analogs of Ratner's theorems hold for strata of translation
Date: Monday, June 3
Time: 14:30
Place: Schreiber 309
Questions about polygonal billiards lead to the study of moduli
spaces of translation surfaces or "strata". There are intriguing
parallels between strata and homogeneous spaces and there has been a
fruitful migration of ideas from homogeneous dynamics to "Teichmuller
dynamics" on strata. One pivotal question is the extent to which
Ratner theory applies to strata. I will discuss positive results of
Eskin and Mirzakhani and describe negative results obtained with
Barak Weiss.
Best regards,
Seminar webpage:
Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
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