Colloquium/Evelyn Nelson Lecture-Anush Tserunyan-A descriptive set theorist's approach to pointwise ergodic theorems


Abstract. Pointwise ergodic theorems provide a bridge between the global behaviour of the dynamical system and the local combinatorial statistics of the system at a point. These theorems are powerful tools used in ergodic theory, probability, number theory, and other areas of mathematics. I will describe a new general yet elementary approach for proving such theorems, which is inspired by descriptive set theory. This approach has led to new kinds of pointwise ergodic theorems, and I will discuss those obtained in joint work with Jenna Zomback.

Location:  Hamilton Hall, Room 305

Refreshments will be available in the Hamilton Hall Lounge at 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.
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