Colloquium 2.23.17 Rodriguez Hertz

Title: New developments in the theory of smooth actions

Speaker: Federico Rodriguez Hertz (Pennsylvania State University)

Abstract: In recent years several new advances in the theory of lattice actions have been made. In this talk I will present some of the key ingredients to these advances. I plan to keep the talk at an elementary level so only some basic notions of measure theory and differentiation on manifolds should be needed.