Fractal Geometry, Hyperbolic Dynamics and Thermodynamical Formalism
(March 711, 2016)
A surprising discovery of 20th century mathematics is that many deterministic systems exhibit random behavior. One early example of a chaotic system was Lorenz equation used by meteorologist Edward Lorenz as a simplified model of atmospheric convection. One of the most common mechanisms of stochasticity is the Smale horseshoe appearing near a homoclinic intersection.
The Lorentz attractor and Smale horseshoe are typical examples of fractal invariant sets for dynamical systems. Fractal objects are ubiquitous in dynamics, including invariant sets, invariant measures, invariant foliations et cetera.
Thermodynamical formalism is a powerful tool for studying dimensions of fractal objects. It originated in statistical mechanics, but currently it has applications to many areas of mathematics including spectral theory, hyperbolic geometry and probability theory.
The goal of this conference is to bring together experts studying fractal objects in dynamics in order to review recent progress in the field and catalyze further research.
Organizing Committee
 Lorenzo Diaz
(Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)  Dmitry Dolgopyat
(University of Maryland)  Maarit Jarvenpaa
(University of Oulu)  Joerg Schmeling
(Lund Institute of Technology)  Masato Tsujii
(Kyushu University)  Amie Wilkinson
(University of Chicago)

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