# Ergodic Theory & Statistical Mechanics

Apr 25

## Jane Wang, MIT

The geometry and dynamics of twisted quadratic differentials (dilation surfaces)
Fine Hall 401 / -
Twisted quadratic differentials, also known as dilation surfaces, are geometric structures that are in a way a generalization of translation surfaces. One way to define a… See Full Abstract
May 02

## Yuri Suhov, Penn State University

The hard-core model on $\mathbb{Z}^2$: high-density ground states and Gibbs measures
Fine Hall 401 / -

The hard-core model attracted attention since an early stage of the rigorous Statistical Mechanics, which has been enhanced by recent advances on dense-packing hard-… See Full Abstract