Jean-Morlet chair > shigeki akiyama - pierre arnoux (semester 2, 2017)
Tiling dynamical system gives a generalization of substitutive dynamical system. It gives a nice model of quasi-crystals, recognized as another new stable state of real materials. International experts on this topic will meet PhD students interested in this developing area.
Basic terminology in tiling and point sets
Tiling is a classical object. We first come back to the basic problem of its classification. Then we prepare notation of associated point sets and review basic notation of Delone set, Meyer set, Patterson set etc.
Spectral property of tiling dynamical systems
To deal with tiling dynamical system, we discuss its topology, the dynamical hull, minimality and unique ergodicity. Under unique ergodicity, we may discuss its spectral property in detail (see. [4, 1]). Tiling dynamical system can be produced by a finite amount of data if we have self-affine expansion and we review results in this case.
Recurrence property of tilings
When tiling is produced by cut and projection, its dynamical system shows pure discrete spectrum. In fact the converse almost holds (c.f. ). In such a pure discrete case, there are new developments on bounded remainder sets, and many classical Diophantine problems come into this field (see ). We shall discuss this connection during this course.
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