Math Colloquium

Speaker: Robert L. Devaney, Boston University

http://math.bu.edu/people/bob/

Title: Cantor and Sierpinski, Julia and Fatou: crazy topology in complex dynamics

Abstract: In this talk, we shall describe some of the rich topological structures that arise as Julia sets of certain complex functions including the exponential and rational maps. These objects include Cantor bouquets, indecomposable continua, and Sierpinski curves. No real background in either complex dynamics or planar topology is necessary to follow this talk.

Short Bio at: http://math.bu.edu/people/bob/brief-vita.html