Monday, April 3, 2023 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Sarah Koch, University of Michigan

"Dynamical data: from topology to algebra"

This talk will feature a tour of complex dynamical systems. We will begin by exploring the dynamics of quadratic polynomials, highlighting a fundamental subset of them known as postcritically finite polynomials. Beginning with work of Milnor and Thurston, these maps form the backbone of dynamical moduli spaces, and in a very strong sense, they represent special points in these spaces. We will study these maps from both topological and algebraic points of view, focusing on some recent results and exciting open problems. All are welcome! 

MC 5501