Classification of Bernoulli shifts

 Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lectures at Princeton University: Benjamini-Schramm Convergence in Groups and Dynamics Topic: Classification of Bernoulli shifts Speaker: Lewis Bowen Affiliation: University of Texas, Austin and Princeton University; Minerva Distinguished Visitor Date: Monday, November 23 Time/Room: 4:30pm - 5:30pm/Fine 314, Princeton University

Finite models of infinite groups/actions/manifolds are useful for studying spectral and $L^2$-invariants, constructing random processes and have recently been used to introduce new invariants of group actions useful for proving nonembedding and nonisomorphism theorems. The first talk will be an overview for a general audience.