Mini-course on bifurcation currents. Part III [ Back ]

Date:
12.11.12   
Times:
10:00 to 12:00
Place:
IMUB-Universitat de Barcelona
Speaker:
Matias Carrasco
University:
Univeristat de Barcelona

Abstract:

We will study bifurcations within holomorphic families of polynomials or rational maps by 
mean of ergodic and pluripotential theoretic tools. Around 2000, a decisive achievement 
was made by DeMarco: in any holomorphic family of rational maps, the bifurcation locus 
is the support of a (1, 1) closed positive current Tbif admiting the Lyapunov exponent 
function as a global potential. In the recent years, several authors have investigated the 
geometry of the bifurcation locus using the current Tbif . We shall present here some of the 
these important results. The course will be informal and we will pay particular attention 
to the basics of the theories involved: complex analysis in several variables, differentiable 
forms and currents.