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December 14-17, 2017
In the end of year our dynamics team went for a few days to Krautsand on the shore of Elbe to summarize current research progress and outline plans for the next semester.

December 4, 2017
Prof. Scott Chapman (Sam Houston State University, USA) gave a colloquium talk "120 Years of Mathematics Through the Eyes of the American Mathematical Monthly".

November 27-30, 2017
Former dynamics team member Russell Lodge (Stony Brook University, USA) spent a few productive days on campus and gave a colloquium talk "Classification of Newton's method for polynomials".

November 13, 2017
Prof. Ludwig Arnold (Universität Bremen, Germany) gave a colloquium talk "Zeros of Random Polynomials".

October 16-20, 2017
Prof. Yuri Matiyasevich (St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Russia) visited our team on Jacobs University campus and gave two colloquium talks "Hilbert's Tenth Problem today: Main results and Open problems" and "Finite Dirichlet series with partially prescribed zeroes" (second talk at Universität Bremen). Prof. Matiyasevich started a new joint research project (computer verifiable proof of Hilbert's 10th problem) with some of the talented undergraduate students of Jacobs University.

September 2017
New master students in mathematics have arrived to Jacobs University: Roman Chernov (Kharkiv, Ukraine), Dzmitry Rumiantsau, Anton Shemyakov, Sergei Shemyakov (all from Minsk, Belarus). Some of them are actively taking part in the research projects of our group.

August 22-25, 2017
Our team spent a few days at the beginning of Fall Semester 2017 on a retreat in Travemünde summarize our progress on the topic "Combinatorics and Rigidity of Rational Maps" of the ERC Grant.

July 18-19, 2017
At the end of the Spring Semester 2017 we met for two days in Bremen-Farge to discuss our current research progress.

July 1-11, 2017
"Jacobs University with support of our dynamics group hosted (for the 4th time already) Modern Mathematics" - International Summer School for Students. We would like to thank all the speakers, participants, and organizers for their energy and devotion during these amazing ten days.

June 14, 2017
Former member of our team Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Stony Brook University, USA) visited us and gave two seminar talks "Dynamics of Schwarz reflections" and "Discontinuity of the straightening map in antiholomorphic dynamics".

June 12-13, 2017
Prof. Sergei Tabachnikov (Penn State University, USA) visited our dynamics team and gave a colloquium talk "Skewers".

May 19-22, 2017
Jacobs University hosted an International Workshop "Dynamics, Geometry and Groups" (organizers M. Bonk, M. Hlushchanka, V. Nekrashevych, D. Schleicher). Schedule and abstracts for the talks can be found here.

May 19, 2017
A member of our dynamics team Mikhail Hlushchanka (Jacobs University) successfully defended his PhD Dissertation "Invariant graphs, tilings, and iterated monodromy groups". Congratulations, Misha!

May 14-17, 2017
Prof. Lasse Rempe-Gillen and his PhD student Leticia Pardo Simón visited our team on Jacobs University campus. Lasse Rempe-Gillen gave a colloquium talk "Hairs, Dreadlocks and Cantor Bouquets", and Leticia Pardo Simón gave a seminar talk "Escaping dynamics in the cosine family".

April 28, 2017
Prof. Jörg Schmeling (Lund University, Sweden) gave a colloquium talk "A Survey on Fourier Dimension".

April 24, 2017
Prof. Walter Bergweiler (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany) and Prof. Alexandre Eremenko visited us on campus of Jacobs University. Alexandre Eremenko gave a colloquium talk "Invariant Curves and Semiconjugacies of Rational Functions".

April 3-7, 2017
Wolf Jung (Gesamtschule Aachen-Brand/Jacobs University, Germany) spent a productive week with us on Jacobs University campus, and gave a colloquium talk "Convergence properties of the Thurston algorithm for quadratic matings" and a seminar talk "Ray connections in quadratic matings".

March 3-6, 2017

Our dynamics group went for a couple of days to Hamburg to discuss recent progress and possible extensions of Dylan Thurston's positive characterization of rational maps.

February 6-10, 2017
Prof. Kai-Uwe Bux (Universität Bielefeld, Germany) spent 5 active days with our team at Jacobs University, and gave a colloquium talk "Coarse Topological Group Invariants" and a seminar talk "From Combinatorial Geometry to Analysis (joint work with M. Kassmann and T. Schulze)".

February 1, 2017
Niclas Technau (TU Graz, Austria) gave a seminar talk "On a Counting Theorem of Skriganov".

January 18, 2017
Anastasia Shepelevtseva (Higher School of Economics, Russia) gave a seminar talk "Distinguishing Thurston equivalence classes of different captures".

December 16, 2016

Our dynamics group met for one day discussion before the holidays to set up working plans for the winter break and the upcoming semester.

This was a successful year, and we wish everybody Merry Christmas and even more productive year ahead!


November 3-4, 2016

Prof. Vladlen Timorin (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia) visited our team on Jacobs University campus, and gave a colloqium talk "Laminational Models of Spaces of Polynomials".


November 1-4, 2016

Our team went to an away-from-campus retreat to fill in necessary background and outline research directions in various topics in holomorphic dynamics.


October 29-30, 2016

Prof. Mikhail Lyubich (Stony Brook University, USA) visited our dynamics team on Jacobs University campus.


October 1, 2016

ERC funded project HOLOGRAM has officially started. We welcome new members of our dynamics team: Bernhard Reinke from Bonn (Germany), David Pfrang from Würzburg (Germany), and Kostiantyn Drach from Kharkiv (Ukraine). A few of our former members - Dzmitry Dudko and Khudoyor Mamayusupov - came back to Jacobs to join the project as postdoctoral fellows.


June 23 - 26, 2016

Our dynamics group on the retreat in Travemünde. Discussing newly acquired grant.


June 19, 2016

Almost one year after exausting but exciting application process our dynamics group has been awarded with the ERC grant. Our team receives research funding in amount of more than 2.3 million Euro for consequent 5 years starting October 1, 2016. A lot of increased activity, many new people in the team, and with this regard a lot of new mathematics lies ahead!