Tuesday June 05, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Yair Minsky, Yale University
WeilPetersson geometry, Dehn filling and branched surfacesWe study pseudoAnosov mapping classes with bounded normalized WeilPetersson translation distance (and unbounded genus). In analogy with a result of FarbLeiningerMargalit for Teichmuller translation distances, we show all such mapping classes fit together into a finite collection of cusped hyperbolic 3manifolds, where the cusps are filled to become either vertical (transverse to fibers) or horizontal (parallel to fibers). After a reduction using work of Schlenker, KojimaMcShane and BrockBromberg, the argument uses the theory of branched surfaces in 3manifolds. This is joint work with Chris Leininger, Juan Souto and Sam Taylor.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Yusheng Luo, Harvard University
On the inhomogeneity of the Mandelbrot setWe will show that the Mandelbrot set is totally locally conformally inhomogeneous: the only orientation preserving conformal map $f:U → V$ with $U\cap ∂ M \neq \emptyset$ and satisfying $f(U\cap∂ M) ⊂ ∂ M$ is the identity map. The proof uses the study of the local conformal symmetries of the Julia sets: we will show in many cases, the dynamics can be recovered from local conformal structures of the Julia sets.

Thursday June 21, 2018 1:30 PM  2:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Roland Roeder, IUPUI
Limiting Measure of LeeYang Zeros for the Cayley TreeI will explain how to use detailed properties of expanding maps of the circle (ShubSullivan rigidity, LedrappierYoung formula, large deviations principle, ...) to study the limiting distribution of LeeYang zeros for the Ising Model on the Cayley Tree. No background in mathematical physics is expected of the audience. This is joint work with Ivan Chio, Caleb He, and Anthony Ji.

Friday August 31, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Mahan Mj, TIFR Mumbai
A survey of CannonThurston MapsWe shall survey the theory of CannonThurston Maps. These form a connecting link between the hyperbolic geometry and the complex dynamics of Kleinian groups. We shall also discuss a generalization to geometric group theory and end with some open problems.

Friday September 07, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Mark Pollicott, University of Warwick
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Friday September 14, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Peter Veerman, Portland State University
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Friday September 28, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Dragomir Saric, Queens College
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Friday October 05, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Bac Dang, Stony Brook University
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Friday October 12, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Alena Erchenko, Ohio State University
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Friday October 19, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Zoran Sunic, Hofstra University
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Friday October 26, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Vasiliki Evdoridou, The Open University
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Friday November 09, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Dimitrios Ntalampekos, Stony Brook University
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Friday November 30, 2018 2:30 PM  3:30 PM Math Tower P131
 Christopher J. Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
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