Programme

Thursday, 17  May

The first lecture is in Room 3.02; all other lectures in B3.03

10:00 - 11:15    Coffee

11:30 - 12:30    Mark Pollicott (Warwick)
                         Zeta functions and Lyapunov exponents
                        
12:30-2:00        Lunch

2:00-3:00          Jean-Paul Thouvenot (Paris)
                          The Shannon entropy for absolutely continuous stationary processes

3:00-4:00          Tea

4:00-5:00           Hillel Furstenberg (Jerusalem)
                          Ergodic Theory in the Geometry of Fractals

6:30-8:00           Reception in Common Room

Friday, 18 May

All lectures in B3.03

9:30-10:30         Richard Sharp (Manchester)
                         Cogrowth and length functions on free groups                       

10:30-11:00       Coffee

11:00-12:00       Francois Ledrappier (Notre Dame)
                          Poisson boundary and linear drift
                                     
12:00-2:00         Lunch

2:00-3:00           Klaus Schmidt (Vienna)
                           Beta-shifts and toral automorphisms
 
(N.B.  The Departmental Colloquium takes place at 4:00pm in B3.02)