Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Title: Combinatorics and equidistribution of geodesics on flat surfaces

Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers University

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017 2:00 pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


A Cubeline means a geodesic on the cube surface. What can we say about the equidistribution of a concrete Cubeline with given slope, say slope square-root-2? What about the equidistribution of billiards in a nontrivial polyomino, say the L-shaped one (3 unit squares)? How does combinatorics enter the story? We attempt to answer these questions.