Dynamics, Ergodic Theory, and Geometry
This book is a collection of papers loosely associated with the ‘Workshop on recent progress in dynamics’ held at MSRI, Berkeley, in 2004 (videos of the lectures presented there are still available on the webpage of MSRI). The book starts with survey papers on the role of symplectic capacities in symplectic geometry (K. Cieliebak, H. Hofer, J. Latschev and F. Schlenk) and on local rigidity of group actions (D. Fisher). There are eight other papers on various topics in hyperbolic, parabolic and symbolic dynamics and ergodic theory. A special feature of the book is the last paper (organized by B. Hasselblatt) collecting together on 50 pages many problems from various fields (not necessarily connected with papers appearing in the book).