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Math Physics Learning Seminar
Erik Wendt
University Of Connecticut
An Introduction To Ergodic Theory And Thermodynamic Formalism I

Friday, April 2, 2021
10:15am – 11:15am

Storrs Campus
online (please contact Masha)

In these talks we will look into some of the main theorems in ergodic theory and thermodynamic formalism, an offshoot of ergodic theory of contemporary interest. We cover the physical origins of ergodic theory and its role as a bridge between analysis and probability, and introduce some of its most surprising (and powerful) results. After this we dive into thermodynamic formalism, a branch of ergodic theory which has had many recent applications to various areas of mathematics including number theory, functional analysis, and geometry. We end with a discussion of the variational principle for Gurevich pressure, which gives a surprising relation between the entropy, pressure, and equilibrium measures for a topological Markov shift.


Analysis Learning Seminar (primary), Math Physics Learning Seminar, UConn Master Calendar

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