Date & Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 10:30 -12:00
Venue: Room No. 216
Title: Flows on homogeneous spaces
Speaker: S.G Dani, Mathematics Department, IIT Bombay
Abstract: We shall discuss ergodic and dynamical properties of flows on homogeneous spaces, and their applications to diophantine approximation and geometry, starting with a basic introduction to the topic and leading up to some recent developments, following especially the work of Marina Ratner on Raghunathan's conjecture.