Markov chains and analysis on fractals

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 16:00 to 16:50
Thack 427
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Ka-Sing Lau
The Chinese University of Hong-Kong

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A self-similar set has an associated symbolic space (coding space) which has a tree structure. We consider different random walks on the tree and study the limit sets, i.e., the Martin boundaries. We try to identify the self-similarset with the Martin boundary. In this way, the harmonic structure and the discrete potential theory on Martin boundary (Doob) can be inherited to the self-similarsets. We attempt to use the setup to consider a basic unsettle question in the analysis of fractals: the existence of a Laplacian or Dirichlet form on a fractal set. The talk is expository, and the motivations will be explained.

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