Brandeis University Everytopic Seminar

Monday March 12, 2007, 4:00 PM SHARP, Goldsmith 317

(Note different date and time!)

tea at 3:30 PM at the Math Department lounge (Goldsmith 300)

Speaker: Jim Tseng (Brandeis)

Title: The Shrinking Target Properties for Circle Rotations

Abstract: We give a necessary and sufficient condition for a circle rotation to have the s-exponent monotone shrinking target property (sMSTP), and, thereby we generalize a result for s = 1 that was established by J. Kurzweil and rediscovered by B. Fayad.

If there is sufficient time, we will apply our technique to give a new, very short, proof of the logarithm law for irrational rotations.