The cost of point processes on groups

  • Venue:

    20.30 SR 2.058

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  • Speaker:

    Samuel Mellick

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  • Abstract:
    Point processes on locally compact groups form a rich class of probability measure preserving actions. In fact, in an appropriate sense, every such action is a point process. In this talk we will examine point processes as actions and I will discuss their cost, a natural invariant which comes from the study of countable group actions.
    No prior knowledge of cost or sophisticated probability theory will be required. Some joint work with Miklós Abért.