|Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Location: 3866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Title: Tiling billiards and interval exchange transformations
Abstract: Tiling billiards is a new dynamical system where a beam of light refracts through a planar tiling. It turns out that, for a regular tiling of the plane by congruent triangles, the light trajectories can be described by interval exchange transformations. I will explain this surprising correspondence, and show that we get the Rauzy fractal as a billiard trajectory.
Speaker: Diana Davis
Event Organizer: Spatzier