PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact John Roe, Dmitri Burago.

Title:Topological and metric rigidity for actions of nonabelian groups
Seminar:Geometry Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Jean-Francois Quint, Paris
Abstract:
In this talk, I will present some recent results on the subject above, part of which are jointly due to Yves Benoist and myself. For example, if $\Gamma$ is a non virtually solvable subgroup of $SL(2,\mathbb Z)$ (resp. $SL(2,\mathbb R)$), every $\Gamma$-orbit in $\mathbb T^2$ (resp. $SL(2,\mathbb R)/SL(2,\mathbb Z)$) is finite or dense.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:10 / 21 / 2009
Time:12:15pm - 01:15pm