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for Geometry, Groups and Dynamics/GEAR Seminar events the year of Monday, February 11, 2019.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

12:00 pm in 243 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, February 14, 2019

Spectral Rigidity of q-differential Metrics

Marissa Loving (UIUC Math)

Abstract: When geometric structures on surfaces are determined by the lengths of curves, it is natural to ask which curves’ lengths do we really need to know? It is a classical result of Fricke that a hyperbolic metric on a surface is determined by its marked simple length spectrum. More recently, Duchin–Leininger–Rafi proved that a flat metric induced by a unit-norm quadratic differential is also determined by its marked simple length spectrum. In this talk, I will describe a generalization of the notion of simple curves to that of q-simple curves, for any positive integer q, and show that the lengths of q-simple curves suffice to determine a non-positively curved Euclidean cone metric induced by a q-differential metric.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

12:00 pm in 243 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, March 7, 2019

Atoroidal dynamics of subgroups of \(Out(F_N)\)

Caglar Uyanik (Yale)

Abstract: I will discuss several examples to illustrate how the dynamics of the \(Out(F_N)\) action on various spaces reflects on the algebraic structure of the \(Out(F_N)\) itself. In particular, I will talk about a new subgroup classification theorem for \(Out(F_N)\) which is joint work with Matt Clay.