Geometry and Dynamics of Anosov groups

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 4:00pm
KT 219
Richard Canary
Speaker affiliation: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Event description: 
Francois Labourie introduced the theory of Anosov subgroups of semi-simple Lie groups in his seminal work 
on Hitchin representations. Anosov groups are now widely recognized as the higher rank generalization of convex cocompact 
subgroups of rank one Lie groups. (For our purposes, all higher rank Lie groups will be SL(d,R) and rank one Lie groups will 
all be PSL(2,R), PSL(2,C) or SO(d,1).) We will review classical results on convex cocompact subgroups of rank one Lie groups 
and discuss how they generalize into the setting of Anosov groups.