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Mathematics Colloquium

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)
Sofic entropy theory
Lewis Bowen, Mathematics Department, University of Texas, Austin,
Entropy theory in the dynamics of single transformations is useful for distinguishing dynamical systems and providing a structure theory. The case of large groups of transformations, especially non-amenable discrete groups, requires a (relatively) new approach, through finite approximations to the given group, called sofic approximations. I'll give a gentle introduction for a general audience.
For more information, please contact Mathematics Department by phone at 4335 or by email at [email protected].