Dynamical Systems Seminar

Title: Dynamics, geometry, and the moduli space of Riemann surfaces
Speaker: Alex Wright
Speaker Info: Stanford University
Brief Description:
Special Note: Note: unusual time and place!

The moduli space of Riemann surfaces of fixed genus is one of the hubs of modern mathematics and physics. We will tell the story of how simple sounding problems about polygons, some of which arose as toy models in physics, became intertwined with problems about the geometry of moduli space, and how the study of these problems in Teichmuller dynamics lead to connections with homogeneous spaces, algebraic geometry, dynamics, and other areas. The talk will mention joint works with Alex Eskin, Simion Filip, Curtis McMullen, Maryam Mirzakhani, and Ronen Mukamel.
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Locy 318
Contact Person: Prof. Bryna Kra
Contact email: kra@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5567
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