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Anosov automorphisms on nilmanifolds

Meera G. Mainkar
Dartmouth College

Thursday, March 5, 2009
007 Kemeny Hall, 4 pm
Tea 3:30 pm, 300 Kemeny Hall

Abstract: Nilmanifolds admitting Anosov automorphisms play an important role in the theory of dynamical systems. These nilmanifolds correspond to Anosov Lie algebras of which few examples were known. We will discuss a combinatorial method using graphs of constructing Anosov Lie algebras. We will also describe some recent examples constructed using algebraic number theory.

This talk will be accessible to graduate students.