### Noncommutative Geometry and Compact Metric Spaces

- Series
- Dissertation Defense
- Time
- Monday, May 3, 2010 - 11:00 for 2 hours
- Location
- Skiles 255
- Speaker
- Ian Palmer – Georgia Tech – icpalm@math.gatech.edu

A construction is given for which the Hausdorﬀ measure and dimension of an arbitrary abstract compact metric space (X, d) can be encoded in a spectral triple. By introducing the concept of resolving sequence of open covers, conditions are given under which the topology, metric, and Hausdorﬀ measure can be recovered from a spectral triple dependent on such a sequence. The construction holds for arbitrary compact metric spaces, generalizing previous results for fractals, as well as the original setting of manifolds, and also holds when Hausdorﬀ and box dimensions diﬀer—in particular, it does not depend on any self-similarity or regularity conditions on the space or an embedding in an ambient space. The only restriction on the space is that it have positive s-dimensional Hausdorﬀ measure, where s is the Hausdorﬀ dimension of the space, assumed to be ﬁnite.