Invitation to Complex Dynamics and Algebraic Surfaces

Department of Mathematics

at Stony Brook University

2nd Biannual Stony Brook Mini-School in Geometry

April 9, 2014

Aimed at graduate students and postdocs in both algebraic geometry and dynamics, the mini school will present an introduction to recent developments and open questions in dynamics in two complex dimensions. No previous exposure to dynamics will be assumed.


All lectures will take place at Simons Center for geometry and physics, room 102.

Please register here

(deadline April 1).

10.00-11.15 Introduction to the rational dynamics
on the Riemann sphere
Mikhail Lyubich
(Stony Brook)
11.15-11.45Coffee break
11.45-1.00Introduction to the dynamics of polynomial
automorphisms of the plane
Eric Bedford
(Indiana & Stony Brook)
2.30-3.30Automorphisms of projective surfaces:
geometry and dynamics I
Serge Cantat
(Université de Rennes I)
3.30-4.00Coffee break
4.00-5.00Automorphisms of projective surfaces:
geometry and dynamics II
Serge Cantat
(Université de Rennes I)

How to get here

Directions to Stony Brook and the location of Mathematics department.
If you are driving, please park in a faculty/staff lot, and obtain a visitor permit from the registration desk inside Simons Center.
LIRR train schedule. We recommend the train departing Penn Station at 7.49 am, with a connection at Jamaica at 8.19am, arriving at Stony Brook at 9.43am.


Lunch and coffee will be provided and we will defray modest travel costs (trains or carpooling) for non-local participants.
To help us process reimbursement, please pool your expenses by asking one person in a group to buy round-trip tickets for everybody, and give us one receipt for reimbursement (with the names of the others), etc.
The lunch and coffee will be subsidized for local participants.
Organized by Eric Bedford, Samuel Grushevsky, Radu Laza, Robert Lazarsfeld.

Stony Brook Algebraic Geometry portal

Supported by the NSF and Stony Brook Algebraic Geometry Fund