Arithmetical dynamical systems, that is, dynamical systems generated by iterations of rational functions over fields of number-theoretic interest, have seen a significant explosion of work in recent years but still many algebraic, number theoretic and graph theoretic problems remain wide open. The interest in such dynamical systems comes also from connections that have been forged with many different areas of pure and applied mathematics. The purpose of this workshop will be to further explore the complex algebraic and number theoretic behaviour, as well as to gain a better understanding of the structure of functional graphs of arithmetical dynamical systems. The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers from neighbouring research areas in algebraic dynamics together for a fruitful exchange of ideas and initiate new developments and collaborations.
- Alex Gamburd (City University of New York)
- Tony Guttmann (University of Melbourne)
- Cheryl Praeger (University of Western Australia)
- Klaus Schmidt (University of Vienna)
- Joseph Silverman (Brown University)
- Franco Vivaldi (Queen Mary, University of London)
- Thomas Ward (Durham University)
- Nick Wormald (Monash University)
There will also be a public lecture by Franco Vivaldi on Tuesday 3 February 2015 at 6pm in Colombo Theatre C, UNSW.
More information is available on the workshop website.