On the Ergodic Method in Linear Group Theory

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Uri Bader, The Weizmann Institute of Science
14/05/2017 - 15:00 - 14:00
Colloquium Room
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.