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Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics February 02, 2015 - February 06, 2015
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Parent Program: Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Manfred Einsiedler (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg), Dmitry Kleinbock (Brandeis University), LEAD Jean-François Quint (Université de Bordeaux I), Barbara Schapira (Université de Picardie (Jules Verne))
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This Introductory Workshop will consist of several introductory lectures and series of lectures on the recent trends in the field, given by experts in the domain. In addition, there will be several shorter talks by young researchers.

Please note that immediately preceding this workshop there is a Connections for Women workshop which will also be introductory in nature.


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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Feb 02, 2015
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Welcome
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  Homogeneous flows and the statistics of directions
Jens Marklof (University of Bristol)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to Ratner's Theorems on Unipotent Flows
Dave Morris (University of Lethbridge)
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Masser’s conjecture on equivalence of integral quadratic forms
Han Li (University of Texas)
02:40 PM - 03:25 PM
  Homogeneous flows and the statistics of directions
Jens Marklof (University of Bristol)
03:25 PM - 03:55 PM
  Tea
03:55 PM - 04:55 PM
  Exponential decay of matrix coefficients.
Hee Oh (Yale University)
Feb 03, 2015
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Homogeneous flows and the statistics of directions
Jens Marklof (University of Bristol)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Ratner's Theorems on Unipotent Flows
Dave Morris (University of Lethbridge)
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
  Quadratic Weyl Sums, Automorphic Functions, and Invariance Principles
Francesco Cellarosi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
12:40 PM - 02:10 PM
  Lunch
02:10 PM - 03:10 PM
  Rigidity of higher rank diagonalisable actions
Manfred Einsiedler (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg)
03:10 PM - 03:40 PM
  Tea
03:40 PM - 04:40 PM
  Exponential decay of matrix coefficients
Hee Oh (Yale University)
04:40 PM - 06:20 PM
  Reception
Feb 04, 2015
Wednesday
08:40 AM - 10:10 AM
  Semigroups in semisimple groups
Yves Benoist (Université de Paris XI)
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
  Tea
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
  Introduction to Ratner's Theorems on Unipotent Flows
Dave Morris (University of Lethbridge)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Unipotent flows on infinite volume manifolds
Amir Mohammadi (University of Texas)
Feb 05, 2015
Thursday
08:40 AM - 10:10 AM
  Semigroups in semisimple groups
Yves Benoist (Université de Paris XI)
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
  Tea
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
  Unipotent flows on infinite volume manifolds
Amir Mohammadi (University of Texas)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Unipotent flows and L-functions
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University)
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  Geometric and arithmetic aspects of bounded orbits on homogeneous spaces
Dmitry Kleinbock (Brandeis University)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Tea
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  Unipotent flows and quadratic forms (after Linnik)
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University)
Feb 06, 2015
Friday
08:40 AM - 09:40 AM
  Grids with dense values
Uri Shapira (Technion---Israel Institute of Technology)
09:40 AM - 10:10 AM
  Tea
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
  Thin groups: arithmetic and geometric viewpoints
Elena Fuchs (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
  Martin boundary and local limit theorem of Brownian motion on negatively-curved manifolds
Seonhee Lim (Seoul National University)
12:20 PM - 01:50 PM
  Lunch
01:50 PM - 02:50 PM
  Diophantine approximation on group varieties
Anish Ghosh (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)