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Lattes maps and combinatorial expansion September 28, 2011 (10:30 AM PDT - 11:30 AM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Qian Yin
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We characterize Lattes maps by their combinatorial expansion behavior, and deduce new necessary and sufficient conditions for a Thurston map to be topologically conjugate to a Lattes map. In the Sullivan dictionary, this characterization corresponds to Hamenstadt\'s entropy rigidity theorem.

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