Title: The dynamical shape of a complex polynomial
Speaker: Laura DeMarco
Speaker Info: University of Illinois, Chicago
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A classification of the dynamics of polynomials in one complex variable has remained elusive, even when considering only the simpler "structurally stable" polynomials. In this talk, I will describe the basics of polynomial iteration, leading up to recent results in the direction of a complete classification. In particular, I will describe a (singular) metric on the complex plane induced by the iteration of a polynomial. I will explain how this geometric structure relates to topological conjugacy classes within the moduli space of polynomials.
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Ezra Getzler
Contact email: getzler@northwestern.edu
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