Dynamics Seminar 2022-2023

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The Dynamics seminar meets in room B329 of Van Vleck Hall on Mondays from 2:30pm - 3:20pm. To sign up for the mailing list send an email from your wisc.edu address to dynamics+join@g-groups.wisc.edu. For more information, contact Paul Apisa, Marissa Loving, Caglar Uyanik, or Chenxi Wu. Contact Caglar Uyanik with your wisc email to get the zoom link for virtual talks.

Fall 2022

date speaker title host(s)
September 12 Jing Tao (OU) Genericity of pseudo-Anosov maps Dymarz and Uyanik
September 19 Rebekah Palmer (Temple)(virtual) Totally geodesic surfaces in knot complements VIRTUAL
September 26 Beibei Liu (MIT) TBA Dymarz
October 3 Grace Work (UW-Madison) TBA local
October 10 Jean Pierre Mutanguha (Princeton) TBA Uyanik
October 17 Anthony Sanchez (UCSD) TBA Uyanik
October 24 Alena Erchenko (U Chicago) TBA Uyanik and Work
October 31 Feng Zhu (UW Madison) TBA local
November 7 Ethan Farber (BC) TBA Loving
November 14 TBA TBA
November 21 Harry Hyungryul Baik (KAIST) TBA Wu
November 28 Marissa Loving (UW- Madison) TBA local
December 5 MurphyKate Montee (Carleton) TBA Dymarz
December 12 TBA TBA

Fall Abstracts

Jing Tao

By Nielsen-Thurston classification, every homeomorphism of a surface is isotopic to one of three types: finite order, reducible, or pseudo-Anosov. While there are these three types, it is natural to wonder which type is more prevalent. In any reasonable way to sample matrices in SL(2,Z), irreducible matrices should be generic. One expects something similar for pseudo-Anosov maps. In joint work with Erlandsson and Souto, we define a notion of genericity and show that pseudo-Anosov maps are indeed generic. More precisely, we consider several "norms" on the mapping class group of the surface, and show that the proportion of pseudo-Anosov maps in a ball of radius r tends to 1 as r tends to infinity. The norms can be thought of as the natural analogues of matrix norms on SL(2,Z).

Rebekah Palmer

Studying totally geodesic surfaces has been essential in understanding the geometry and topology of hyperbolic 3-manifolds.  Recently, Bader--Fisher--Miller--Stover showed that containing infinitely many such surfaces compels a manifold to be arithmetic.  We are hence interested in counting totally geodesic surfaces in hyperbolic 3-manifolds in the finite (possibly zero) case.  In joint work with Khánh Lê, we expand an obstruction, due to Calegari, to the existence of these surfaces.  On the flipside, we prove the uniqueness of known totally geodesic surfaces by considering their behavior in the universal cover.  This talk will explore this progress for both the uniqueness and the absence.

Beibei Liu

Grace Work

Jean Pierre Mutanguha

Anthony Sanchez

Alena Erchenko

Feng Zhu

Ethan Farber

Harry Baik

Marissa Loving

MurphyKate Montee

Spring 2023

date speaker title host(s)
January 30 TBA TBA
March 27 Carolyn Abbott (Brandeis) TBA Dymarz and Uyanik
April 10 Jon Chaika (Utah) TBA Apisa and Uyanik
April 24 Priyam Patel (Utah) TBA Loving and Uyanik

Spring Abstracts

Carolyn Abbott

Priyam Patel

Archive of past Dynamics seminars

2021-2022 Dynamics_Seminar_2021-2022

2020-2021 Dynamics_Seminar_2020-2021