Heights on moduli space for post-critically finite dynamical systems (11rit155)


(Georgia Institute of Technology)

(Colorado State University)

(Carleton College)

(Brown University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Heights on moduli space for post-critically finite dynamical systems" workshop from March 6 to 13, 2011.

The purpose of this meeting is to pursue a problem in dynamical systems, using tools from number theory. In particular, post-critically finite maps are a special type of recursive system of interest to dynamicists. Results in that field indicate that these objects are amenable to study via number theory, a connection which has not been previously explored. We have made some progress on the classification of post-critically finite dynamical systems using tools from number theory, and the direct collaboration afforded by the BIRS "Research in Teams" program will greatly accelerate this 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).