# Geometry MMA: Metrics, Measures, and Algorithms

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## Geometry MMA: Metrics, Measures, and Algorithms

Unless noted otherwise, talks will be on Mondays at 1:30pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend and join the conversations.

In-person talks will be in Exploratory Hall, room 4208.

## Fall 2022

**September 12**

On Positivity for the Peterson Variety

Rebecca Goldin, GMU

**September 19**

Countable Markov shifts for cusped Hitchin representations

Harry Bray, GMU

**September 26**

Entropy and drift for random walks on cocompact Fuchsian groups

Giulio Tiozzo, University of Toronto

**October 3**

Moduli spaces of connections on surfaces

Yiannis Loizides, GMU

**October 17**

Abstract posted soon

Joe Vandehey, University of Texas at Tyler

**October 24**

The Plaquette Random Cluster Model and Potts Lattice Gauge Theory

Ben Schweinhart, GMU

**November 14**

Abstract posted soon

Noelle Sawyer, Southwestern University

### Spring 2022

**March 7**

Convergence of higher-dimensional continued fractions

Anton Lukyanenko, George Mason University

**March 28**

Birkhoff Averages and the Breakdown of Invariant Sets

Evelyn Sander, George Mason University

**April 18**

Dynamics, Finite Fields, and Character Varieties: A Geometry Lab Project Working!

Sean Lawton, George Mason University

**April 25**

Pattern formation on random networks using graphons

Matt Holzer, George Mason University