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Department of Mathematics,
University of California San Diego


Math 211B - Group Actions Seminar

Sam Freedman

Brown University

Periodic points of Veech surfaces


We will consider the dynamics of automorphisms acting on highly-symmetric flat surfaces called Veech surfaces. Specifically, we'll examine the points of the surface that are periodic, i.e., have a finite orbit under the whole automorphism group. While this set is known to be finite for primitive Veech surfaces, for applications it is desirable to determine the periodic points exactly. In this talk we will classify periodic points for the case of minimal Prym eigenforms, certain primitive Veech surfaces in genera 2, 3, and 4.

Host: Brandon Seward

April 4, 2024

10:00 AM

Zoom ID 967 4109 3409

Research Areas

Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems