Ergodic theory working group
Summer 2017  Wednesdays 3:15pm to 4:15pm in JWB 240

July 12th:
Leonard Carapezza  Sharkovsky's theorem

July 3rd (a Monday):
Matt Smith  No focal points and measures of maximal entropy

June 28th:
Donald Robertson  A weakly mixing system with a joining that has eigenfunctions
Autumn 2016  Mondays 3:05pm to 4:10pm in JWB 308

November 28th:

November 21st:
Jon Chaika  Ratner's theorem for SL(2,R) \rtimes R

November 14th:
Leonard Carapezza  Boshernitzan's criterion for unique ergodicity

November 7th:
Donald Robertson  Furstenberg's proof of the Borel density theorem

October 24th:
Jon Chaika  The Veech dichotomy

October 17th:
Ioannis Konstantoulas  Mixing Markov shifts, Bernoulli systems and finitely determined partitions

October 3rd:
Donald Robertson  Joinings

September 26th:
Matt Smith  Fubini foiled

September 12th:
Xuesong Bai  Expanding maps of the circle: a simple example and its structural stability

August 29th:
Jon Chaika  The Katok, Sataev, Veech construction of minimal and not uniquely ergodic Z/2 skew products over rotations

August 22nd:
Leonard Carapezza  Conjugacy of ergodic transformations with discrete spectrum
Summer 2016  Wednesdays 2:00pm to 3:00pm in JWB 208

August 17th:
Donald Robertson  Furstenberg's proof of unique ergodicity for compact quotients of SL(2,R)

August 3rd:
Jon Chaika  Ornstein's theorem on entropy as a complete invariant for Bernoulli shifts

July 20th:
Jon Chaika  Ornstein's theorem on entropy as a complete invariant for Bernoulli shifts

July 13th:
Jon Chaika  Host's theorem on mixing of all orders

July 6th:
Donald Robertson  Host's theorem on mixing of all orders

June 29th:
Donald Robertson  Gaussian dynamical systems
Spring 2016  Mondays 3:15pm to 4:15pm in JWB 208

May 2nd:
Matt Smith  Systems with unique equilibrium states

April 25th:
Ioannis Konstantoulas  Mixing, counting and equidistribution in Lie groups

April 18th:
Jon Chaika  Mixing, counting and equidistribution in Lie groups

April 4th:
Donald Robertson  Ultrafilters in ergodic theory

March 28th:
Jon Chaika  The JewettKrieger theorem

March 7th:
Leonard Carapezza  Site percolations on ddimensional lattices

February 29th:
Ioannis Konstantoulas  Quantum unique ergodicity

February 22nd:
Ioannis Konstantoulas  Quantum unique ergodicity

February 8th:
Jon Chaika  Oseledet's multiplicative ergodic theorem

February 1st:
Donald Robertson  The proof of Szemeredi's theorem

January 25th:
Donald Robertson  The proof of Szemeredi's theorem