Seminar 8.21.14 Climenhaga

Title: “Tower constructions from specification properties”

Speaker: Vaughn Climenhaga (Houston)

Abstract: Given a dynamical system with some hyperbolicity, the equilibrium states associated to sufficiently regular potentials often display stochastic behaviour.  Two important tools for studying these equilibrium states are specification properties and tower constructions.  I will describe how both uniform and non-uniform specification properties can be used to deduce existence of a tower with exponential tails, and hence to establish various statistical properties.