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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

**Abstract:** I will present a max-min theorem for weak containment in the context of algebraic actions (i.e. actions of a discrete group by automorphisms of a compact group). Namely, given an algebraic action of $G$ on $X$, there is a maximal, closed $G$-invariant subgroup $Y$ of $X$ so that the action of $G$ on $Y$ is weakly contained in a Bernoulli shift. This subgroup is also the minimal subgroup so that any action weakly contained in a Bernoulli shift is "$G$**↷**$X/Y$-ergodic in the presence of $G$**↷**$X$" (this will be defined in the talk). Time permitting, I will discussion applications. These include showing that many algebraic actions are weakly contained in a Bernoulli shift, as well as applications to complete positive entropy of algebraic actions.

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