Title: Pressure in Symbolic Dynamics
Speaker: Anibal Velozo – Yale
Abstract: Symbolic dynamics is a particularly useful tool to understand smooth systems with certain hyperbolicity; this is typically done via a “coding”, i.e. a Markov partition/section or inducing schemes. Moreover, the thermodynamic formalism of finite state and countable Markov shifts is well understood, and many results can be pushed to the smooth setting via such codings. The plan of the talk is to overview some known results about the thermodynamic formalism of finite state and countable Markov shifts, and to discuss some recent works about the limiting behavior of the pressure of invariant measures in the non-compact setting. If time permits we will also discuss analogous results for flows.