|Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Title: Polygonal Billiards and Dynamics on Moduli Spaces
Abstract: Billiards in polygons can exhibit some bizarre behavior, some of which can be explained by deep connections to several seemingly unrelated branches of mathematics. These include algebraic geometry (and in particular Hodge theory), Teichmuller theory and ergodic theory on homogeneous spaces. I will attempt to explain some of these connections.
Speaker: Alex Eskin
Institution: University of Chicago