On the Ergodic Method in Linear Group Theory

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Speaker
Uri Bader, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Date
14/05/2017 - 15:00 - 14:00
Place
Colloquium Room
Abstract
In recent decades it became clear that applications of Ergodic Theory are useful for the study of linear groups, remarkable examples being Mostow and Margulis Rigidity Theorems. What began as a collection of ad-hoc methods is getting now the shape of an organized theory. In my talk I survey some old and new ideas and results in this direction. No prior knowledge of Ergodic Theory will be assumed.