Dynamics and Moduli Spaces

Ziwet Lectures -- University of Michigan

5-7 February 2008

Curtis T. McMullen, Harvard University

Slides from Lectures:

I. Billiards and Teichmüller Theory
II. Islands on Algebraic Surfaces
III. Topology of Numbers


Billiards and Hilbert modular surfaces
Dynamics of SL2R over moduli space in genus two
Dynamics on K3 surfaces: Salem numbers and Siegel disks
Coxeter groups, Salem numbers and the Hilbert metric
Dynamics on blowups of the projective plane
Minkowski's conjecture, well-rounded lattices and topological dimension