Fall 2023

9/19Jasmine Bhullar
Tufts University
d-continuity beyond subshifts of finite type
9/26Enrique Pujals
Dynamics of Hénon Maps with Zero Entropy
10/24Mariam Al-Hawaj
University of Toronto
Generalized pseudo-Anosov Maps from Hubbard Trees
11/14Xin Jin
Boston College
Homoclinic and heteroclinic intersections for lemon billiards
11/28Fei Cao
UMass Amherst
Derivation of wealth distributions from biased exchange of money — Models and results

Fall 2022

9/13Jiajie Zheng (Brandeis)Twisted recurrence in uniformly expanding dynamical systems
9/20Max Weinreich (Harvard)The algebraic dynamics of the pentagram map
10/25Daniel Glasscock (UMass Lowell)Simultaneous approximation in topological dynamics and its combinatorial applications ;
11/8No talk Tufts Friday’s schedule
11/15Mark Demers (Farifield) Applications of Anisotropic Banach Spaces to Dispersing Billiards;

Fall 2019

Date Speaker Title
Nov 1
Samuel Lelièvre
Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay
Periodic billiard trajectories in the regular pentagon
Nov 8 Aritro Pathak
Brandeis University
Invariant measures and the set of exceptions to Littlewood’s conjecture after Einsiedler, Katok, Lindenstrauss
Nov 12
Giovanni Gallavotti
Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
Reversibility and nonequilibrium ensembles in
stationary Navier Stokes equation
Nov 22
Alba Marina Málaga Sabogal
Unique ergodicity for infinite area translation surfaces
Dec 6
Diana Davis
Swarthmore College and ICERM
Tiling billiards and interval exchange transformations
Jan 17, 2020 Yiftach Dayan
Technion | Israel Institute of Technology
Random walks on tori and an application to normal numbers in self-similar sets
Feb 28, 2020 Qingshuo Song
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Solvability of nonlinear Dirichlet problems with fractional differential operators
Mar 21–22, 2020 AMS Sectional Meeting, Tufts University—CANCELLED (COVID-19)  
Apr 3, 2020 Kostas Spiliopoulos
Boston University—CANCELLED (COVID-19)
Apr 17, 2020 Daniel Glasscock
University of Massachusetts, Lowell—CANCELLED (COVID-19)

Spring 2019

Date Speaker Title
Feb 15 Christoph Börgers

Tufts University

Mar 1 Jonathan Touboul

Brandeis University

Noise-induced regularity in stochastic neural networks
Tuesday, Mar 5 Misha Bialy

Tel Aviv university

Geometry of Gutkin billiard tables
Mar 29 Mickey Salins

Boston University

Uniform large deviations principles and applications to the exit problem for SPDEs
Apr 12 Mark Demers

Fairfield University


Fall 2018

Date Speaker Title
Sep 7 Zbigniew Nitecki

Tufts University

Hyperbolicity in non-compact dynamics: Anosov structures in the plane
Oct 19

 Ryan Goh

Boston University

Patterns in growing domains
Nov 9 Alexandru Hening

Tufts University

The competitive exclusion principle in stochastic environments
12:00pm Tuesday, Nov 20 Aaron Brown

University of Chicago

Lattices acting on manifolds
Nov 30

Claude Greengard

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University and Foss Hill Partners

Slow convergence in generalized central limit theorems

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Title
Feb 9 Sebastian J. Schreiber
UC Davis
To persist or not to persist?
Mar 9 Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman
University of Queensland
Limit theorems for non-autonomous dynamical systems
Apr 6
Spencer Smith 
Mt. Holyoke College
Homotopy Method for Characterizing Topological Chaos in Three Dimensions
Apr 20 Yao Li
U Mass Amherst
Neuron field models: beyond the mean-field approximation

Fall 2013

Date Speaker Title
Sep 25 Sarah Bray The dynamics of low-regularity Hilbert geometries
Oct 9 Minh Nguyen Equilibrium states in negative curvature
Oct 23 Colin Thomson Topological conjugacies on the torus
Oct 30 Zbigniew Nitecki
Tufts University
Anosov structures in the plane
Nov 6 Keith Merrill
Brandeis University
Nov 13 Moon Duchin
Tufts University
Nov 20 Sarah Bray TBA

Spring 2013

Date Speaker Title
Feb 6 Boris Hasselblatt
Tufts University
Longitudinal foliation rigidity and Lipschitz-continuous invariant forms for hyperbolic flows
Feb 13 Mickaël Crampon
Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Lyapunov exponents in Hilbert geometries
Feb 20 Camille Tardif
University of Luxembourg
Lyapunov spectrum for relativistic diffusion
Feb 27 Moon Duchin
Tufts University
The Veech alternative
Mar 6 Keith Merrill
Brandeis University
Diophantine approximation and the geometry
of limit sets in Gromov hyperbolic metric spaces (after Fishman, Simmons, Urbański)
Mar 27 Maria Correia
Tufts University and Universidade de Évora
Apr 17 Keith Burns
Northwestern University
Mixing for the Weil Petersson geodesic flow

Fall 2012

Date Speaker Title
Sept 7 Thomas Barthelmé
Tufts University
Orbits of Anosov flows on 3-manifolds
Sept 14 Zbigniew Nitecki
Tufts University
Anosov diffeomorphisms in the plane
Sept 21 Enrique Pujals
IMPA Tufts University
The evolutionary robustness of forgiveness and cooperation
Sept 28 Enrique Pujals
IMPA and Tufts
Cr-structural stability
Oct 5 François Ledrappier
University of Notre Dame
Entropies and rigidities of compact manifolds
Oct 12 Boris Hasselblatt
Tufts University
Contact Anosov flows on hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Oct 19 Thomas Barthelmé
Tufts University
Periodic orbits of skewed R-covered Anosov flows
Oct 26 Keith Merrill
Brandeis University
Rational Approximation on Quadratics
Nov 2 Anja Bankovic
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
The length spectrum of billiards/quadratic differentials
Nov 30 Minh Nguyen
Measure theory through dynamical eyes (after Climenhaga and
Dec 7 Sarah Bray
Ideal tilings and symbolic dynamics for negatively curved
surfaces (after Fried)

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