Entropy Theory in Dynamics (16frg685)


(University of Texas)

(New York University)

Benjamin Hayes (University of Virginia)

(Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Entropy Theory in Dynamics" workshop in Banff from August 7 to August 14, 2016.

The proposed Focussed Research Group aims to bring together eight active researchers studying different fields in mathematics, namely, group theory, geometry, discrete mathematics, dynamics, ergodic theory and probability theory. These researchers all investigate the same object, entropy, but from very different perspectives. Entropy is a measurement of the amount of randomness inherent in a system; it can also be interpreted as an expression of the number of possible states that a system can be in. Because of its generality, entropy appears in many subjects. The main aim of the proposed workshop is to provide an opportunity for the participants to get to know each other’s work in depth. We expect that the meeting will result in unifying concepts and finding strong directions for further research.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).