Members' Seminar | |

Topic: | Billiards in quadrilaterals, Hurwitz spaces, and real multiplication of Hecke type |

Speaker: | Alexander Wright |

Affiliation: | Stanford University; Member, School of Mathematics |

Date: | Monday, November 30 |

Time/Room: | 2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101 |

Video Link: | https://video.ias.edu/membsem/2015-1130-Wright |

After a brief introduction to the dynamics of the $\mathrm{GL}(2,\mathbb R)$ action on the Hodge bundle (the space of translations surfaces), we will give a construction of six new orbit closures and explain why they are interesting. Joint work with Alex Eskin, Curtis McMullen, and Ronen Mukamel.