Speaker: Alex Eskin, University of Chicago
Date: April 11, 2024
Location: Binghamton University, Lecture Hall 009
Abstract: Billiards in polygons can exhibit bizarre behavior, some of which can be explained by deep connections to several seemingly unrelated branches of mathematics. These include algebraic geometry, Teichmuller theory and ergodic theory on homogeneous spaces. The talk will be an introduction to these ideas, aimed at a general mathematical audience.
The lecture will be followed by a reception at 4:15 p.m. in the Anderson Center Reception Room, Anderson Performing Arts Center, Binghamton University. This reception is for the whole Binghamton Mathematics Community as well as for our visitors.