Modern Dynamics Seminar

报告人 Speaker:Lingmin Liao (Wuhan University)
组织者 Organizer:张翼华,薛金鑫,黄冠
时间 Time:Wed.,7:30-8:30 pm,Nov.23,2022
地点 Venue:Online

Upcoming Talk:


Title: Shrinking Target Problem for Matrix Transformations of Tori
Speaker: Lingmin Liao (廖灵敏), Wuhan University
Time: Wed.,7:30-8:30 pm,Nov.23,2022
Venue: Tencent Meeting ID:364-137-285


The shrinking target problem concerns the sizes of the sets of the points in a metric space whose orbits under a transformation fall into a family of shrinking subsets infinitely often. We study such problems for matrices with real coefficients which are transformations on the d-dimensional torus. We obtain a zero-one law for the Lebesgue measure of the corresponding shrinking target sets. A Hausdorff dimension formula is also given for the diagonal matrix transformations. This is a joint work with Bing Li, Sanju Velani and Evgeniy Zorin.




Past Talks:


Title: Asymptotics and limit theorems for horocycle ergodic integrals à la Ratner

Speaker: Davide Ravotti (University of Vienna)
Time: Wed., 7:30-8:30 pm, Nov.16,2022
Venue: (Online) Zoom Meeting ID: 399 587 2656 Password: 123456


In this talk I will present a simple method, inspired by the works of Ratner and Burger, to study ergodic integrals for the classical horocycle flow. The asymptotic expansion we can prove following this approach is a strengthening of the result by Flaminio and Forni in two ways: the coefficients in the expansion are shown to be Hölder continuous with respect to the base point and the term corresponding to the functions in the kernel of the Casimir operator is explicitly described.
Furthermore, we recover the spatial limit theorems by Bufetov and Forni and the temporal limit theorem by Dolgopyat and Sarig (this latter proof is by E. Corso).

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Tilte:Some ergodic optimization problems for expanding circle maps
Speaker: Rui Gao (高睿), Qufu normal university(曲阜师范大学)
Time: 2022.11.2, 7:30-8:30 pm, online
Tencent meeting:364-137-285
Abstract:In this talk, we consider some ergodic optimization problems for an expanding circle map. When the map is real analytic, we show that all optimizing measures of a real analytic potential function have zero entropy, unless the potential is cohomologous to constant. We also discuss some applications and related problems. This talk is based on a joint work with Weixiao Shen.



Title:Dynamics of some Fermi-Ulam acceleration models
Speaker: Jing Zhou (周晶), Penn state univeristy
Time: 2022.10.26, 10:00-11:00 am, online
Tencent meeting:364-137-285
Abstract:  In this talk, I’ll brief introduce  the Fermi-Ulam acceleration problem and the existing results on the subject. In particular, I’ll present my work on several variants of the Fermi acceleration models: the bouncing ball in gravity field and the billiard with moving platforms. We use techniques from elliptic as well as hyperbolic dynamics with singularities to study the ergodic ans statistical properties of these systems on infinite-volume phase.
报告人简介:周晶,于2020年在美国马里兰大学获得博士学位,博士导师为Dmitry Dolgopyat教授,现于 Pennsylvania State University进行博士后研究。



Title: Nondivergence of reductive group actions on homogeneous spaces
Speaker: Han Zhang (张涵), Tsinghua University
Time: 2022.10.19, 7:30-8:30 pm, online
Tencent meeting:364-137-285
Abstract: Let $G/\Gamma$ be the quotient of a semisimple Lie group $G$ by its arithmetic lattice. Let $H$ be a reductive algebraic subgroup of $G$ acting on $G/\Gamma$. The question we are interested in is whether there is a compact set of $G/\Gamma$ that intersects every H-orbit. We show that the failure of this can be explained by a single algebraic reason, which generalizes several previous results towards this question. We also obtain a way to find this algebraic obstruction, if there is any.  This talk is based on joint work with Runlin Zhang.

Title:Measure rigidity for a class of skew product systems

Speaker: Changguang Dong (董长光), Nankai University
Time: 2022.10.12, 7:30-8:30 pm

Online Tencent:364-137-285

Abstract: We will discuss old and new properties of skew product systems, we will focus on the rigidity phenomenon of the conditional measures on fibers. Based on joint work with Dolgopyat, Kanigowski, and Nandori.

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Title: Pointwise convergence of multiple ergodic averages

Speaker:  Song Shao(邵松) University of Science and Technology of China
Time:  2022.9.28 Wednesday  7:30pm-8:30pm (online).

Abstract: Followed from Furstenberg's seminal work, problems concerning the convergence of multiple ergodic averages (in mean or almost surely) attract a lot of attention. In contrast to rich results on mean convergence, there are a few results on the problem of pointwise convergence for multiple averages. In this talk, we introduce our work on this topic. For example, we show the almost sure convergence of multiple ergodic averages along polynomials for distal systems, which answer a question by Derrien and Lesigne. The talk is based on the joint work with Wen Huang and Xiangdong Ye.

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Title: Distinct distances on hyperbolic surfaces  

Speaker:Xianchang Meng(孟宪昌) Shandong University

Time: 2022.9.21 Wednesday  7:30pm-8:30pm (online).


Abstract: Erdős (1946) proposed the question of finding the minimal number of distinct distances among any N points in the plane. Guth-Katz (2015) gave almost sharp answer for this question using incidence geometry and polynomial partitioning. We consider this problem in hyperbolic surfaces associated with cofinite Fuchsian groups, i.e. the volume of the surface is finite. We prove a lower bound of the same strength as Guth-Katz. In particular, for any finite index subgroup of the modular group, we extract out the dependence of the implied constant on the index.

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Title: Effective joint equidistribution of primitive rational points on expanding horospheres

Speaker: Bingrong Huang(黄炳荣), Shandong University

Time: 2022.9.14 Wednesday 7:30pm-8:30pm (online)

Venue:Tencent Meeting:568-186-527,Meeting Password: 123456

Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss effective joint equidistribution of primitive rational points on expanding horospheres in the space of unimodular lattices in any dimension. (For 1-dimentional case, this is joint equidistribtion of {a/q,b/q} where ab=1 mod q, as q goes to infinity.) The proof uses Fourier analysis and Weil’s bounds of Kloosterman sums. As an application, we provide a rate of convergence to the limiting distribution for the diameters of random circulant graphs. This is joint work with Daniel El-Baz and Min Lee.

Slides: Equidistribution-PRP-tsinghua.pdf