For more information about this meeting, contact Anatole Katok, Hope Shaffer, Yakov Pesin, Dmitri Burago.
|Title:||Parabolic flows, renormalization and octagonal billiards|
|Seminar:||Center for Dynamics and Geometry Seminars|
|Speaker:||John Smillie, Cornell|
|Given a billiard orbit in the square
which sides are hit in which order? This question
leads to the theory of Sturmian sequences. I will
describe joint work with Corinna Ulcigrai where we solve an
analogous problem for the regular octagon.
If time permits I will explain the connection between our work
and the general question of renormalization
techniques in parabolic dynamics.|
Room Reservation Information
|Date:||04 / 26 / 2010|
|Time:||03:30pm - 05:30pm|