MSRI, Berkeley, CA
Organizers: Nicolas Bergeron (Paris 6), Jeffrey Brock (Brown), Alexander Furman (Illinois at Chicago), Tsachik Gelander (Weizmann), Ursula Hamenstädt (Bonn), Fanny Kassel (IHES), Alan Reid (Rice)
The use of dynamical invariants has long been a staple of geometry and topology, from rigidity theorems, to classification theorems, to the general study of lattices and of the mapping class group. More recently, random structures in topology and notions of probabilistic geometric convergence have played a critical role in testing the robustness of conjectures in the arithmetic setting. The program will focus on invariants in topology, geometry, and the dynamics of group actions linked to random constructions.
Professor Uri Bader (Weizmann) has been appointed as a Clay Senior Scholar to participate in this program