Dynamical Systems Seminar

Title: Symmetric random walks on the line
Speaker: Kamlesh Parwani
Speaker Info: Eastern Illinois University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

We study symmetric random walks on finitely generated groups of orientation-preserving homeomorphisms of the real line. We establish an oscillation property for the induced Markov chain on the line that implies a weak form of recurrence. As a byproduct, we recover the fact that every finitely generated group of homeomorphisms of the real line is topologically conjugate to a group of (globally) Lipschitz homeomorphisms.
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Van Cyr
Contact email: cyr@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8535
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