Connections Between Complex Dynamics, Statistical Physics, and Limiting Spectra of Self-similar Group Actions

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis from August 15 to 19, 2016.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the IUPUI School of Science, and the IUPUI Office for Academic Affairs.


All of the talks and refreshments will take place in the IUPUI Science Building, room LD 026. Campus Map


Schedule of talks

Learning talks BY AND FOR grad students, postdocs, and young faculty:

Monday 8/15:

9:30am-10:00am: refreshments and registration

10:00am-10:15am: Brief explanation of how the different learning talks are intended to fit together.

10:15am-12:15pm (with breaks): Basic Concepts: 12:15pm-2:00pm LUNCH.

2:00pm-5:00pm (with liberal breaks): Equidistribution theorems in complex dynamics: Tuesday 8/16:

8:30am-9:00am: refreshments and registration

9:00am-noon (with breaks): Ising model on hierarchical lattices 12:00pm-2:00pm: LUNCH

2:00pm-5:00pm: Spectra of self-similar groups and random graphs

Mini-course talks

Wednesday 8/17: Thursday 8/18: :

Research talks

Thursday 8/18: :

Thursday 8/18, 6:30PM: Conference Dinner at The Ram restaurant and brewery.
Dinner is followed by a special evening lecture titled "Deformation space of rational maps and the topology of moduli space" by John Hubbard (Cornell University and Universite de Provence)

Friday 8/19:

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