Kurt Vinhage
Email: vinhage@math.utah.edu
Office: JWB309
Fall 2021 Office Hours: By appointment
Welcome to Kurt Vinhage's website! Here you will find important information regarding teaching, current research activities, and a (reasonably) updated CV/Resume. Feel free to look around!
Active teaching
Topics: Uniform Hyperbolicity, Cocycles and Rigidity
Research Interests
Smooth Dynamical Systems, Algebraic and Homogeneous actions, Higherrank actions, Rigidity Properties, Measurable Invariants of Smooth Systems
Papers
 On the Rigidity of Weyl Chamber Flows and Schur Multipliers as Topological Groups, Journal of Modern Dynamics, Volume 9
 Cocycle rigidity of partially hyperbolic abelian actions with almost rank one factors, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
 Local Rigidity of Higher Rank Homogeneous Abelian Actions: a Complete Solution via the Geometric Method (Joint with Zhenqi Jenny Wang), Geometriae Dedicata
 On the nonequivalence of the Bernoulli and K properties in dimension four (Joint with Adam Kanigowski and Federico RodriguezHertz), Journal of Modern Dynamics
 Slow Entropy of Some Parabolic Flows (Joint with Adam Kanigowski and Daren Wei), Communications in Mathematical Physics
 Kakutani Equivalence of Unipotent Flows (Joint with Adam Kanigowski and Daren Wei), Preprint
 Cartan Actions of Higher Rank Abelian Groups and their Classification (Joint with Ralf Spatzier), Preprint
 Entropy rigidity for 3D conservative Anosov flows and dispersing billiards (Joint with J. De Simoi, M. Leguil and Y. Yang), to appear in Geometric and Functional Analysis
 Slow entropy of higher rank abelian unipotent actions (Joint with A. Kanigowski, P. Kunde, and D. Wei), Preprint
Fun Math Websites
Below, find the smooth time change of a linear flow. In the first GIF, the red points move with the linear flow, and the green and blue correspond to slowdowns of varying degeneracies. Notice that the orbits eventually realign! In the second, you can see this slowdown affects a box in linear flow on a torus.
Slowdown of vertical flow

Slowdown of flow on 2torus

Below find a fundamental domain of the modular surface, and periodic horocycles on it sampled at 4000 points. In the first animation, they move ``downward'' in the Poincare disc model by applying the geodesic flow, eventually equidistributing. In the second figure, the half space model is used (rotated from standard conventions), and you can see the points distributing the the hyperbolic volume (more dense closer to the bottom).