- Geometry Topology Seminar
- Monday, February 22, 2021 - 2:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- InSung Park – Indiana University Bloomington – email@example.com – https://sites.google.com/view/insung-park/
- Roberta Shapiro
Please Note: Office hours will be held 3-4pm EST.
Complex dynamics is the study of dynamical systems defined by iterating rational maps on the Riemann sphere. For a rational map f, the Julia set Jf is a beautiful fractal defined as the repeller of the dynamics of f. Fractal invariants of Julia sets, such as Hausdorff dimensions, have information about the complexity of the dynamics of rational maps. Ahlfors-regular conformal dimension, abbreviated by ARconfdim, is the infimum of the Hausdorff dimension in a quasi-symmetric class of Ahlfors-regular metric spaces. The ARconfdim is an important quantity especially in geometric group theory because a natural metric, called a visual metric, on the boundary of any Gromov hyperbolic group is determined up to quasi-symmetry. In the spirit of Sullivan's dictionary, we can use ARconfdim to understand the dynamics of rational maps as well. In this talk, we show that the Julia set of a post-critically finite hyperbolic rational map f has ARconfdim 1 if and only if there is an f-invariant graph G containing the post-critical set such that the dynamics restricted to G has topological entropy zero.