Séminaire du Cirget: «Circle squaring and actions of Z^n»
Conférencier: Marcin Sabok, McGill University
Résumé/Abstract: In 1930's Tarski asked if it is possible to divide the unit square into finitely many pieces, rearrange them by translations and get a disc of area 1. It turns out that this is possible and proved by Laczkovich in the 1990's. His decomposition, however, used nonmeasurable pieces and seemed paradoxical. Recently, Grabowski, Mathe and Pikhurko and Marks and Unger showed that such decompositions can be obtained using nice measurable pieces. I will discuss an abstract result in measurable group theory of ergodic actions of the groups Z^n that lies behind this recent result. This is joint work with T. Ciesla.
Date / heure
Montréal (QC) H2X 2J6
- Département de mathématiques
- Centre interuniversitaire de recherches en géométrie et topologie (CIRGET)