Event time:

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 10:15am

Location:

Zoom

Speaker:

Timothee Benard

Speaker affiliation:

University of Cambridge

Event description:

A famous theorem due to Hopf-Tsuji-Sullivan-Kaimanovich asserts that the geodesic flow and the Brownian motion on a rank-one symmetric space of the non-compact type $\Lambda \backslash G/K$ are either both recurrent ergodic or both transient. In this talk, I will explain how this dichotomy can be extended to a much larger class of random walks, namely any right random walk on $\Lambda \backslash G$ induced by a Zariski-dense probability measure on $G$ with finite first moment.