"Dynamics, Geometry, and Groups"

May 19 - 22, 2017

Jacobs University Bremen, Germany


Computation of the IMG of the Basilica polynomialThe main goal of the workshop is to bring together the leading experts in dynamical systems, geometry and self-similar groups to discuss recent progress and research directions in topics of combinatorial classification of various families of rational maps. In particular, the main focus will be on different approaches to Thurston’s characterization of rational maps and questions in the algorithmic classification of branched coverings via iterated monodronomy groups and bisets. During the workshop there will be a special session dedicated to discussing generalizations of the results in rational dynamics to the transcendental setting.

Speakers include:

  • Mario Bonk (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Dzmitry Dudko (Jacobs University, Germany)
  • Daniel Lenz (University of Jena, Germany)
  • Daniel Meyer (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Volodymyr Nekrashevych (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Kevin Pilgrim (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
  • Dierk Schleicher (Jacobs University, Germany)
  • Dylan Thurston (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
  • Vladlen Timorin (Higher School of Economics, Russia)

Organizers: M. Bonk, M. Hlushchanka, V. Nekrashevych, D. Schleicher.

The preliminary schedule is now available.

Please find directions to Jacobs following this link.




*The workshop is organized and supported in the framework of the ERC Project "HOLOGRAM".