Dynamical Systems Seminar-The Furstenberg Structure Theorem

TitleThe Furstenberg Structure Theorem
Speaker: Joe Auslander, University of Maryland
Date and Time: Friday, November 9, 9:00–10:15am
Place: Phillips 736

Abstract: Hillel Furstenberg's theorem on the structure of distal minimal flows is more than fifty years old, but it still dominates topological dynamics. We will indicate the main steps in the proof, note some consequences, and discuss some related theorems in topological dynamics and ergodic theory.