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Hausdorff dimension estimates for bounded orbits on homogeneous spaces of Lie groups

Thursday 3rd July 2014 - 13:30 to 14:20
INI Seminar Room 1
This work is motivated by studying badly approximable vectors, that is, ${\bf x}\in {\bf R}^n$ such that $\|q{\bf x} - {\bf p}\| \ge cq^{-1/n}$ for all ${\bf p}\in {\bf Z}^n$, $q\in {\bf N}$. Computing the Hausdorff dimension of the set of such ${\bf x}$ for fixed $c$ is an open problem. I will present some estimates, based on the interpretation of a badly approximable vector via a trajectory on the space of lattices, and then use exponential mixing to estimate from above the dimension of points whose trajectories stay in a fixed compact set. Joint work with Ryan Broderick.
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University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons