Dynamical Systems Seminar

Title: The Furstenberg entropy realization problem
Speaker: Yair Hartman
Speaker Info: Weizmann Institute
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Stationary actions are a generalization of measure preserving actions, in the context of a random walk on a group. The Furstenberg entropy of a stationary action is an important invariant which measures its "distance from invariance". The realization problem is to determine the possible entropy values realizable for a given random walk. In this talk we will see a new characterization of Kazhdan's property (T) in terms of this problem (for non-singular actions) and will use Invariant Random Subgroups (IRSs) in order to describe a full solution of the problem for lamplighter groups. Based of several joint works with Lewis Bowen, Omer Tamuz and Ariel Yadin
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Prof. Bryna Kra
Contact email: kra@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5567
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