Cornell Dynamics Seminar, Spring 2011

Friday 2:15, Malott 205

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If you have questions or would like to give a talk, please contact Raluca Tanase ( or Philipp Meerkamp (

Schedule of talks:
January 28:
Organizational meeting

February 4:
Raluca Tanase, Cornell University
The escaping set for complex Hénon maps

February 15 :
Barak Weiss, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Parking garages with optimal dynamics

Attention: special date, time and place. Tuesday, 1:25pm, Malott 253.
February 18:
John Hubbard, Cornell University
Limiting dynamics of quadratic polynomials and parabolic blow-ups

February 25:
no talk - we recommend that you attend the Milnor conference instead!
March 4:
Tomas Johnson, Cornell University
Rigidity for infinitely renormalizable area-preserving maps (abstract)
March 11:
Tanya Firsova, Stony Brook University
Critical locus for complex Hénon maps

March 18:
day before spring break
March 25:
spring break
April 1:
John Hubbard, Cornell University
Kleinian groups: an introduction to OPTi and SnapPea

April 8:
William Thurston, Cornell University
The hidden dimensions of entropy

Malott 253, and we start at 1:30pm (i.e. earlier!)
April 15:
Sylvain Bonnot, University of Toronto
Farey Blow-up and Cusp singularities

April 22:
Remus Radu, Cornell University
Fingers for cubic polynomials

April 29:
Sarah Koch, Harvard University
Algebraic stability and matings of polynomials
May 6:
Matt Foreman, UC Irvine
Classifying measure preserving diffeomorphisms of the torus: Symbolic systems and the Anosov-Katok method

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