Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Ergodic Theory, Geometric Rigidity and Number Theory

5 January to 7 July 2000

Organisers: A Katok (Penn State), G Margulis (Yale), M Pollicott (Manchester)

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Ergodic Theory Special Emphasis Week

Venue: CMS Site - Seminar Room 5

26 Jun - 30 Jun 2000

Timetable:


Monday 26 June

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.00 A Starkov (Moscow State)

Orbits of toral automorphism groups

14.30-15.30 P Eberlein (North Carolina)

Compact 2-step nilmanifolds and Riemannian submersions

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.00 R Nair (Liverpool)

Combinatorial number theory and ergodic theorems


Tuesday 27 June

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.00 TBA

14.30-15.30 K Burns (Northwestern)

Magnetic flows

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.00 D Witte (Oklahoma)

Rigidity of Some characteristic-p nillattices


Wednesday 28 June

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.00 H Oh (Princeton)

Counting problems and Hecke orbits in a homogeneous variety

14.30-15.30 Y Guivarc'h (Rennes I)

Asymptotic behaviour of products of random matrices

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.00 I Goldsheid (QMW)

Products of matrices depending on a parameter and non-self-adjoint
operators


Thursday 29 June

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.00 V Sadovskaya (Penn State)

Multifractural analysis of conformal axiom A flows

14.30-15.30 H Weiss (Penn State)

The dynamics of Schelling-type segregation models and a dynamical
solution of a nonlinear variational problem for the Laplacian

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.00 Y Pesin (Penn State)

A dynamical system with non-zero Lyapunov exponents and countably
many ergodic components


Friday 30 June

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.00 S Hurder (UIC)

Dynamics of codimension one

14.30-15.30 D Dolgopyat (Penn State)

Derivatives of SRB measures

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.00 R Gunesch (Penn State)

Construction of weakly mixing smooth diffeomorphisms preserving smooth
measure and a measurable Riemannian metric

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