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HDMP-Weekly Seminar (Part 2): Counting closed billiard orbits on polygonal tables October 30, 2019 (12:50 PM PDT - 01:50 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) John Smillie (University of Warwick)
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I will describe an unsolved counting problem for closed billiard orbits on rational polygons and explain why it would be interesting to know the answer. I will explain how this question relates to questions on the dynamics on moduli spaces of holomorphic differentials and to broader themes in dynamical systems.

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