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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

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Title:Dynamics on an infinite translation surface **THIS TALK IS CANCELLED **
Seminar:Center for Dynamics and Geometry Seminars
Speaker:Patrick Hooper (Northwestern)
Abstract:
A translation surface is a surface built by gluing together polygons in the plane by translations. Veech made strong statements about the dynamics of the geodesic flow on translation surfaces built by gluing together regular n-gons. We will obtain an infinite area translation surface with infinite genus by applying a limiting process to surfaces built from regular n-gons and letting n go to infinity. We will investigate properties of various dynamical systems on this surface. In particular, we will study the action of the surface's affine automorphism group, which corresponds to a lattice in SL(2,R).

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:10 / 01 / 2007
Time:03:35pm - 05:40pm