Title: Just so stories (R. Kipling)

Speaker: Dima Burago, Penn State

Seminar Type: Ergodic Theory and Probability

Abstract: This is not a usual type of a seminar talk, though I have given several talks with almost the same title lately. Still the talks are different. I made transparencies for more than 20 topics, two to three slides per topic. Necessary definitions, formulations of key results, hints towards proofs, open problems. I choose about 8 topics per talk. The choice depends on the audience, the weather, what I had for breakfast and such. The only thing that unites the topics is that they have been of interest to me in past number of years. They all are related to geometry, PDEs, dynamics, geometric group theory and such.