- CARMA COLLOQUIUM
- Speaker: Andy Hammerlindl, University of NSW
- Title: Geometry and Dynamics
- Location: Room V102, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
- Time and Date: 3:00 pm, Wed, 11th Mar 2015
Consider a function from the circle to itself such that the derivative
is greater than one at every point.
Examples are maps of the form f(x) = mx for integers m > 1. In some
sense, these are the only possible examples. This fact and the
corresponding question for maps on higher dimensional manifolds was a
major motivation for Gromov to develop pioneering results in the field
of geometric group theory.
In this talk, I'll give an overview of this and other results relating
dynamical systems to the geometry of the manifolds on which they act
and (time permitting) talk about my own work in the area.
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