Mathematics Colloquium Bar Ilan University

Date: sunday december 14, 2008, at 12:00 noon

Speaker: Prof.Benjamin Weiss, HUJ

Title: Symbolic dynamics from combinatorics to group theory

Abstract: Symbolic dynamics was originally developed as a tool for studying classical smooth dynamical systems such as the geodesic flow. It turned out to have many strong connections with other areas such as combinatorics and group theory. I will explain, ab initio, what is symbolic dynamics and what are some of these connections.