Dynamical Systems Seminar

Title: Totally geodesic submanifolds, invariant measures and equidistribution
Speaker: David Fisher
Speaker Info: Indiana University
Brief Description:
Special Note: Special dynamics/geometry seminar. Follow up to colloquium talk

I will explain a translation between the study of totally geodesic submanifolds and the study of orbit closures in certain homogeneous dynamical systems. In the presence of "enough" totally geodesic submanifolds, equidistribution results in homogeneous dynamics allow one to build an invariant measure on a certain inhomogeneous extension of the homogeneous system. This measure allows one to build a certain kind of "boundary map" that allows one to prove rigidity results.
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Brown
Contact email: awb@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5567
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