Analysis Seminar

Thursday, January 19, 2023 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Jeremy Hume, University of Glasgow

"The K-theory of a rational function"

The dynamics of iterating a rational function exhibits complicated and interesting behaviour when restricted to points in its Julia set. Kajiwara and Watatani constructed a C*-algebra from a rational function restricted to its Julia set in order to study its dynamics from an operator algebra perspective. They showed the C*-algebras are Kirchberg algebras that satisfy the UCT, and are therefore classified by K-theory. The K-theory groups of these algebras have been computed in some special cases, for instance by Nekrashevych in the case of a hyperbolic and post-critically finite rational function. We compute the K-theory groups for a general rational function using methods different to those used before. In this talk, we discuss our methods and results, including new topological conjugacy invariants for a rational function restricted to its Julia set.

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