The seminar meets on Thursdays, 11:10-12:00, in -101

This Week


Olga Lukina (University of Vienna)

Stabilizers in group Cantor actions and measures

Given a countable group G acting on a Cantor set X by transformations preserving a probability measure, the action is essentially free if the set of points with trivial stabilizers has a full measure. In this talk, we consider actions where no point has a trivial stabilizer, and investigate the properties of the points with non-trivial holonomy. We introduce the notion of a locally non-degenerate action, and show that if an action is locally non-degenerate, then the set of points with trivial holonomy has full measure in X. We discuss applications of this work to the study of invariant random subgroups, induced by actions of countable groups. This is joint work with Maik Gröger.


2021–22–A meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Date
Title
Speaker
Abstract
Dec 2 Stabilizers in group Cantor actions and measuresOnline Olga Lukina (University of Vienna)

Given a countable group G acting on a Cantor set X by transformations preserving a probability measure, the action is essentially free if the set of points with trivial stabilizers has a full measure. In this talk, we consider actions where no point has a trivial stabilizer, and investigate the properties of the points with non-trivial holonomy. We introduce the notion of a locally non-degenerate action, and show that if an action is locally non-degenerate, then the set of points with trivial holonomy has full measure in X. We discuss applications of this work to the study of invariant random subgroups, induced by actions of countable groups. This is joint work with Maik Gröger.

Dec 9 TBAOnline Valérie Berthé (Université de Paris)
Dec 16 TBAOnline Andreas Wieser (The Hebrew University)
Dec 23 TBAOnline
Dec 30 TBAOnline Philipp Kunde (Universität Hamburg )
Jan 6, In Building 34, room 14 TBAOnline Nadav Ben-David (Ben-Gurion University)
Jan 13 TBAOnline Dan Rust (The Open University (UK))

Past Meetings

Date
Title
Speaker
Abstract
Oct 21, In Building 34, room 14 Intermediate subalgebras of commutative crossed products of discrete group actions.Online Tattwamasi Amrutam (Ben-Gurion University)

In this talk, we shall focus our attention on intermediate subalgebras of $C(X)\rtimes_r\Gamma$ (and $L^{\infty}(X,\nu)\ltimes\Gamma$). We begin by describing the construction of the commutative crossed product $C(X)\rtimes_r\Gamma$ and how the group contributes to its structure. We shall talk about various (generalized) averaging properties in this context. As a first application, we will show that every intermediate $C^*$-subalgebra $\mathcal{A}$ of the form $C(Y)\rtimes_r\Gamma\subseteq\mathcal{A}\subseteq C(X)\rtimes_r\Gamma$ is simple for an inclusion $C(Y)\subset C(X)$ of minimal $\Gamma$-spaces whenever $C(Y)\rtimes_r\Gamma$ is simple. We shall also show that, for a large class of actions of $C^*$-simple groups $\Gamma\curvearrowright X$, including non-faithful action of any hyperbolic group with trivial amenable radical, every intermediate $C^*$-algebra $\mathcal{A}$, $C_r^*(\Gamma)\subset \mathcal{A}\subset C(X)\rtimes_r\Gamma$ is a crossed product of the form $C(Y)\rtimes_r\Gamma$, $C(Y)\subset C(X)$ is an inclusion of $\Gamma$-$C^*$-algebras.

Nov 4, In Building 34, room 14 Bohr Chaos and Invariant MeasuresOnline Matan Tal (The Hebrew University)

A topological dynamical system is said to be Bohr chaotic if for any bounded sequence it possesses a continuous function that correlates with the sequence when evaluated along some orbit. The theme of the lecture will be the relation of this property to an abundance of invariant measures of the system.

Nov 11 Allosteric actions of surface groupsOnline Matthieu Joseph (École normale supérieure de Lyon)

In a recent work, I introduced the notion of allosteric actions: a minimal action of a countable group on a compact space, with an ergodic invariant measure, is allosteric if it is topologically free but not essentially free. In the first part of my talk I will explain some properties of allosteric actions, and their links with Invariant Random Subgroups (IRS) and Uniformly Recurrent Subgroups (URS). In the second part, I will explain a recent result of mine: the fundamental group of a closed hyperbolic surface admits allosteric actions.

Nov 18, In Building 34, room 14 Introduction to bounded cohomologyOnline Anton Hase (Ben-Gurion University)

While there are earlier works on bounded cohomology, the topic was popularized by Gromov in 1982. In this introductory talk, we will give definitions of bounded cohomology of discrete groups with trivial coefficients. We will interpret bounded cohomology in low degrees in terms of quasimorphisms and central extensions. Then we will mention a few examples of how bounded cohomology has proved useful in applications, before concentrating on the classification of circle actions

Nov 25 TBAOnline Trip to the desert of the PET seminar group!!