Event time:

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 4:00pm

Location:

KT205

Speaker:

Karen Butt

Speaker affiliation:

University of Chicago

Event description:

The marked length spectrum of a closed Riemannian manifold of negative curvature is a function on the free homotopy classes of closed curves which assigns to each class the length of its unique geodesic representative. It is known in certain cases that the marked length spectrum determines the metric up to isometry, and this is conjectured to be true in general. In this talk, we explore to what extent the marked length spectrum on a sufficiently large finite set approximately determines the metric.