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The lectures. The meeting will consist of a series of short courses by specialists in the area, intended to provide an introduction to a general audience.
M Burger (ETH Zurich)
|Cohomological aspects of lattices and applications to products of trees|
|R Feres (St Louis)||Co-cycle and topological super-rigidity|
|H Furstenberg (Jerusalem)||Ergodic theory and the geometry of fractals|
|A Katok (Penn State)||Dynamics and ergodic theory of smooth actions of higher-rank abelian groups and lattices in semi-simple Lie groups|
|D Kleinbock (Rutgers)||Interactions between homogeneous dynamics and number theory|
In addition, there will be a number of research talks.
Location: The lectures will take place at the Newton Institute, Cambridge.
Future meetings. There will be other meetings associated with the programme: 27-31 March 2000, Rigidity in Dynamics and Geometry; 3-7 April 2000, Ergodic theory and higher rank actions; 3-7 July 2000, Concluding conference.
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