Title: Mean ergodic theorems : from amenable to non-amenable groups
Speaker: Prof Amos Nevo Technion, Israel
Date: 31 December 2012
Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00pm
Venue: Department of Mathematics, LH-I
We will trace the evolution of the mean ergodic theorem, from its original formulation by von-Neumann to some very recent formulations valid in the context of algebraic groups and their lattice subgroups. We will then present a variety of recent applications of mean ergodic theorems, particularly to counting lattice points.