PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 26 / 2010
Time:03:30pm - 05:30pm