Dynamical Systems Seminar

Title: Dynamics on an infinite translation surface
Speaker: Professor Patrick Hooper
Speaker Info: Northwestern University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

A translation surface is a surface built by gluing together polygons in the plane by translations. Veech made strong statements about the dynamics of the geodesic flow on translation surfaces built by gluing together regular n-gons. We will obtain an infinite area translation surface with infinite genus by applying a limiting process to surfaces built from regular n-gons and letting n go to infinity. We will investigate properties of various dynamical systems on this surface. In particular, we will study the action of the surface's affine automorphism group, which corresponds to a lattice in SL(2,R).
Date: Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Pat Hooper
Contact email: wphopat@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-2853
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