DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar

Title: Ergodic Ramsey Theory

Speaker: Mike Donders, Rutgers University

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:10pm

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Ergodic theory, being the study of invariant measures of dynamical systems, and Ramsey theory, being the study of structures within partitions of sets, seem like they would have little relation to each other. However it turns out that the two are very much connected and many Ramsey theory problems can be solved using methods from ergodic theory. In this talk we will see some examples of this and the link between ergodic and Ramsey theory.

See: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~ajr224/GCS.html