SMS scnews item created by Haotian Wu at Thu 20 Apr 2017 1259
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 20 Oct 2017
Calendar1: 27 Apr 2017 1200-1300
CalLoc1: New Law School Annexe SR 344
CalTitle1: Geometry & Topology Seminar: Amie Wilkinson -- Geometry, Lyapunov exponents and rigidity
Auth: haotianw@172.21.95.47 (hawu2800) in SMS-WASM

Geometry & Topology Seminar

Geometry, Lyapunov exponents and rigidity

Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago)

Thursday 27 Apr 12:00–13:00 in New Law School Annexe SR 344.

Please join us for lunch after the talk!

Abstract: To each complete Riemannian manifold \(M\) is associated a dynamical system — the geodesic flow on the unit tangent bundle \(SM\). To what extent are the dynamical properties of this flow wedded to the geometry of \(M\)? I will discuss some historical highlights, open questions and recent breakthroughs.


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