Dynamics and Algebraic Surfaces

Namboodiri Lectures -- University of Chicago

20-22 January 2003

Curtis T. McMullen, Harvard University

Lectures:

Abstract
I. Islands on K3 surfaces
II. Random lattices and Sqrt[n] mod 1
III. Billiards

References:

Dynamics on K3 surfaces: Salem numbers and Siegel disks
Gaps in Sqrt[n] mod 1 and ergodic theory
Billiards and Teichmüller curves on Hilbert modular surfaces
Dynamics on a family of K3 surfaces