Chicago Actions Now

Sunday, February 18 , 2018

Chicagoland rotating workshop

on Groups, Geometry, Dynamics and related topics


  • Clark Butler (University of Chicago)
  • Alex Eskin (University of Chicago)
  • Ken Jacobs (Northwestern University)
  • Asaf Katz (University of Chicago)


9-9:30 Welcome with coffee and snacks

    • 9:30-10:30 Alex Eskin: On stationary measure rigidity and orbit closures for actions of non-abelian groups
    • 11:00-12:00 Clark Butler: Characterizing symmetric spaces by their Lyapunov spectra

12-1:30 Lunch

    • 1:30-2:30 Kenneth Jacobs: A New Invariant in Complex Dynamics
    • 3:00-4:00 Asaf Katz: Generalizations of Furstenberg's diophantine result

Useful information:

All talks will be in room 636 in the SEO building (6th floor) of the UIC campus.

We might have a limited supply of free parking stickers for the parking on Taylor and Halsted. Otherwise there should be plenty of street parking available in the area.