Event Detail

Event Type: 
Number Theory Seminar
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 10:00 to 10:50
Location: 
Zoom only, contact Clayton Petsche for details

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Heidelberg University
Abstract: 

Translation surfaces arise naturally in wildly different contexts such as Teichm├╝ller theory or wave mechanics and because of that, they can be studied under various aspects and through many different tools.

In my talk, I will introduce translation surfaces and then focus on their symmetries and the relation to an interesting dynamical system on the surface. This is based on an ongoing project with Binbin Xu which has the goal to explicitely determine all Veech groups of translation surfaces of genus 2.