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Rigidity Phenomena via Ergodic Methods

July 31-August 4, 2017

Instructors: Uri Bader (Weizman), Alex Furman (UIC)

Ideas from Dynamical Systems provide powerful tools for studying many problems in geometry and group theory. In this course we wil explore some techniques in ergodic theory (measurable dynamics) with applications to rigidity phenomena. In particular we will discuss interactions between amenability, lattices in higher-rank, and hyperbolic-like groups.

Schedule

The course will meet from 9:30 - 12 in LCB 222 except on Thursday when we will meet in INSCC 345. In the afternoon there will be problem sessions and/or supplementary lectures. The exact schedule will be determined during the course and details will be posted here as they are decided.

Properness problems One two
Amenability
Convergence
Galois Correspondence
Metric Ergodicity
Commensurators
Uri's notes


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