|Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Location: 1866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: Complex dynamics and the shift locus
Abstract: In complex dynamics, one object of study is the shift locus -- that is, the set of all polynomials that are conjugate to the one-sided shift map on their Julia sets. A beautiful paper by Blanchard, Devaney, and Keen explores the relationship between the fundamental group of the shift locus and the group of automorphisms that commute with the shift map. In this talk, we'll build up the background needed to understand their main result and, if time permits, talk about the proof. This talk is intended for anyone -- no familiarity with complex dynamics will be assumed.
Speaker: Jasmine Powell
Institution: University of Michigan