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### *The* open problem in General Relativity?

Q. Is there a single, clear mathematical question that has emerged as
the open problem in General Relativity?
I ask this on the ~100th anniversary of Einstein's (4-page!) 1915 paper,
"Die ...

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### Embeddings of subshifts

Consider $(X,\sigma_X)$ and $(Y, \sigma_{Y})$ be subshifts of the one sided shift in two symbols. Assume that $(X,\sigma_X)$ is a transitive subshift of finite type and $(Y, \sigma_{Y})$ is a ...

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### Reading Ratner's paper “Ragunathan's conjectures for SL(2,R)”

Hello everyone (interested),
I am trying to read Marina Ratner's paper "Ragunathan's conjectures for $SL_{2}(R)$" (Israel Journal of Mathematics 80 (1992), 1-31). There is a claim right at the end of ...

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### Stability of a linear system and spectrum of the product of two matrices

Let us consider an invertible matrix $\mathbf{A}\in GL_d(\mathbb{R})$ such that all its diagonal entries $\mathbf{A}_{ii}=-1 \; \forall \, i$.
My question is the following:
Does it always exists a ...

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### Hyperbolic toral automorphisms, and maximizing over orbits the minimum along an orbit of a function

Setup:
Let $\phi\colon T^2 \to T^2$ be a hyperbolic toral automorphism. Let $f\colon T^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function.
For $x \in T^2$, let $\underline{f}(x) = \inf_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} ...

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### A question about Mirzakhani et. al.'s algebraicity theorem

While the geodesic flow on a complete hyperbolic surface is ergodic, the closure of an individual orbit (a geodesic line) can take a complicated fractal-like shape. Nonetheless, there is an ...

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### Rounding errors in images of Julia sets

One typically computes Julia sets by iterating a complex function, such as a polynomial or rational function.
How do rounding errors affect the results?
I'm looking for references on this issue, ...

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### Does Langton's ant cover every n by 6 gridded torus?

This post follows this other post about times cover by Langton's ant of $n$ by $n$ gridded torus.
For $n$ by $n$ gridded torus, I've checked for $n \le 1000$ that the ant covers all. This fact needs ...

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### Density of periodic points and density of periodic measures

There are many results (usually connected to specification-like properties) about density of periodic measures in the space of all invariant ones. However some questions that seem to be easy (at first ...

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### Does every measure-preserving dynamical system admit a backward orbit?

This seems like a really basic question, and yet I haven't managed to find the answer!
Let $(X,\Sigma,\mu,T)$ be a measure-preserving dynamical system. Does there necessarily exist at least one ...

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### Lyapunov exponents of dual / adjoint / transpose random dynamical system (RDS)

Consider the the state of a system at time $n$, $X_n$, as the action of a product of i.i.d. $d\times d$ random matrices acting on a $d$ dimensional vector $X_0$, so we have
$$X_n = A_n \cdots ...

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### Time for Langton's ant to cover a “square” torus

Langton's ant is a cellular automaton running as follows:
Squares on a plane are colored variously either black or white. We
arbitrarily identify one square as the "ant". The ant can travel ...

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### length comparison on negatively curved surfaces

Suppose $g_1$, and $g_2$ are two Riemannian metrics on a closed surface $S$, provided that the Gaussian curvature $K_{g_1}$ $<$ $K_{g_2}\leq -1$. Denote by $\mathcal{C}$ the set of free homotopy ...

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### In how many steps a random walk visits all the elements of a finite group, with a probability 1/2?

This question is a variation of the return to the origin problem.
Let $G$ be the finite group $\mathbb{Z}/n \times \mathbb{Z}/n$ and let the random transformation $T: G \to G$ such that $T(a,b) = ...

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### Discontinuity of Radon-Nikodym derivative for Patterson-Sullivan measures for word metrics on Gromov hyperbolic groups

Let $\Gamma$ be a Gromov hyperbolic group coming endowed with a word metric coming from some finite generating set. Let $\nu$ be an associated Patterson-Sullivan measure (quasi-conformal density).
I ...

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### Product of two foliations

1.What is an example of a manifold $M$ with two foliations $F$ and $F'$ which are not topological equivalent but the product foliations $F\times F$ and $F'\times F'$, as foliations on $M\times M$, ...

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### Classification of ergodic measures for circle expanding maps

Let us consider the classical self-covering of the circle $S^1=\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ given by
$$\times_d(x) = dx \mod 1$$
where the degree $d$ is any integer greater than $1$.
There are a wealth of ...

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### Techniques for finding the stationary state of a continuous-state, discrete-time Markov process

I'm interested in a continuous-state, discrete-time Markov process. Let the distribution at time $t$ be $f_t(x)$. The update equation has the form
\begin{equation}
f_{t+1}(x) = \int f_t(x') g(x', x) ...

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### Ricocheting pinball-like shot: Complexity?

Suppose one has $n$ perfect two-sided mirror segments in the plane $\mathbb{R}^2$.
The segments are open, excluding their endpoints.
They are disjoint as closed segments, i.e., no pair shares an ...

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### Lyapunov exponent for circle diffeomorphisms

Let $f:S^1\to S^1$ be an orientation-preserving circle diffeomorphism with irrational rotation number (see here). Then the system $(S^1,f)$ admits a unique invariant measure, say $\mu_f$.
Let ...

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### A question on Collatz's conjecture:proportion of “low flying” orbits

Let $C$ : ${\mathbb N}\longrightarrow {\mathbb N}$ be Collatz's map defined by $C(n) = 3n+1$ if $n$ is odd, and $C(n)=n/2$ if $n$ is even. Then according to Collatz's conjecture, we should have $C^k ...

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### Uniqueness of analytic center manifold

In a book, i have read a remark which says that the center manifold of an equilibrium point of a differential equation is not unique in general but is unique in the class of analytic manifold. The ...

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### Palis' conjecture and Newhouse's results

Newhouse proved that in the space of C^r smooth diffeomorphisms r > 2, a topologically general dynamical system can have an infinite number of attractors (he goes even further, actually in showing the ...

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### Translation surfaces & integer multiples of $\pi$

Richard Schwartz, in Mostly Surfaces (Vol. 60. American Mathematical Soc., 2011),
defines (on p.14) a translation surface as "a Euclidean cone surface, all of whose 'angle errors' are integer ...

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### Which polygons have *simple* periodic billiard paths?

I know (or, rather, believe) that it remains unknown whether every polygon
has a periodic billiard path.
But Masur proved in the 1980's that every rational polygon
(vertex angles rational multiples ...

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### On the decay of correlations of an ergodic sequence over the set $X_{0}=0$

The following question arose while I was trying to explore possible further extensions of a CLT by Liverani which I mentioned here already (see this link, I can tell you more details upon request). It ...

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### invariant measure of uniquely ergodic horocycle flow

Let $S$ be a compact connected orientable surface of variable negative curvature, and let $M=T^1S$ be the unit tangent bundle of $S$. Then, we know from the paper of Brian Marcus (*) that the negative ...

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### Linear forms with best approximation vectors lying in a subspace

Setup: For $u \in \mathbb{R}^n$, let $\rho(u)$ be the Euclidean length, $\sqrt{u_1^2 + \ldots + u_n^2}$. For $x \in \mathbb{R}$ let $\|x\| = \min_{k \in \mathbb{Z}} |x - k|$, and for $x \in ...

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### A cohomology associated with a codimension one foliation(2)

What is an example of a codimension one foliation of a manifold for which this cohomology is finite dimension for all dimension $*$?
Moreover what is the description of this cohomology for ...

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### A Lie algebra associated with a one dimensional foliation

A non vanishing vector field $X$ on a manifold is called "well behaved" if for every non vanishing smooth function $f$ we have $$C(X)\simeq C(fX)$$ This means that the centralizer Lie algebras ...

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### A cohomology associated with a codimension one foliation

Let $\alpha$ be a non vanishing one form on a manifold which which defines a codimension one foliation. With this $\alpha$ we define the following complex:
$$\phi:\Omega^{i}(M)\to ...

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### positively invariant set respec to fractional system

In my research I need to show that the set
$$M := \{X \in \mathbb{R}^4,X≥0\}$$
where
$$X(t)=(x_1(t),x_2(t),x_3(t),x_4(t))^T$$
is positively invariant with respect the following system of ...

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### Analogous to a PDE but where independent variable is a function

Consider, as an example for my question, a density function $u(\boldsymbol{x},t)$ on a vector field $\boldsymbol{x}$ at some time $t$. The flow velocity vector of the density is given by ...

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### Choosing a metric in which homeomorphism is Holder continuous

Let $X$ be a compact metrizable space, and let $f:X \to X$ be a homeomorphism. Is it always possible to choose a compatible metric on $X$ in which $f$ is Holder continuous? I've tried some simple ...

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### On the boundary of the twindragon

Let $\mathcal T$ be the famous twindragon, i.e.,
$$
\mathcal T=\left\{\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n\left(\frac{1+i}2\right)^n : a_n\in\{0,1\}\right\}.
$$
Then, as is well known, $\mathcal T$ has a ...

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### Help with notation for the state of a dynamical system defined by a PDE

Before my question let me briefly describe a simplified version of the dynamical system I'm working with. Suppose that I have a density function $m(\boldsymbol{x},t)$, that describes the abundance of ...

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### Recent Survey on Dynamics of Linear Operator

I'm studying Linear Dynamics using the textbook Linear Chaos by grosse erdmann. I'm looking for a recent encyclopaedic article/survey which gives me a big picture of the area.
It seems erdmann and ...

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### Stationarity of Brownian motion with drift

Suppose the following SDE for $X_t$ is well-posed:
$$dX_t = \sqrt{2}\, dB_t - \nabla\Phi(X_t)\,dt.$$
For what $\Phi\in C^1(R^d)$ will $X$ have stationary distribution $u_{\infty}$? For what $\Phi$ ...

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### conjugacy between geodesic flows on 2-tori

Let $(T_1,g_1)$ and $(T_2,g_2)$ be two flat tori of dimension 2 such that their geodesic flows are $C^0$-conjugated, is there an isometry between $(T_1,g_1)$ and $(T_2,g_2)$ ?
I emphasize the fact ...

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### What is the state of the art of visualizing bifurcations for “difficult” dynamical systems?

This question is related to my other recent question on MO (although I am not confident that the dynamical system described in that other question is actually "difficult," in the sense that I will ...

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### The closure of all periodic homeomorphisms of circle

Let $X$ be the space of all continuous maps from $S^{1}$ to $S^{1}$. $X$ is equipped with $C^{0}$ topology. Let $Y\subset X$ be the union of all finite order homeomorphisms i.e: all ...

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### Analytic diffeomorphisms of the circle from complex domains

Let $\gamma \subset \mathbb C$ be a simple closed analytic curve and let $\Delta$ be the closure of the disk it bounds. The Riemann mapping theorem gives two biholomorphisms:
$$\phi : (D^2,S^1) \to ...

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### A vector space associated with a vector field on a symplectic manifold

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a $2n$ dimensional symplectic manifold and $X$ is a smooth vector field on $M$. Consider the following subvector space of $\chi^{\infty}(M)$: $$S(X)=\{Y\in ...

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### Unit eigenvalue of the linearized Poincare return map

Consider a surface $S$ and a vector field on the surface which has a closed orbit. The vector field on both sides of the closed orbit spirals towards it, which gives us that the linearized Poincare ...

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### Is Akcoglu's theorem for power bounded positive operators still an open problem?

I am reading Ulrich Krengel's book, Ergodic Theorems; the theorem of Akcoglu's he mentions of is on page 189, theorem 2.5.
" If $T$ is a positive contraction in a space $L_p$ with $1<p<\infty$, ...

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### Is there literature available on iterated function systems of the form $f^n = (g f^{n - 1}, g f^{n - 2}, \ldots)$?

This question is motivated by another question on math.stackexchange.
From a function $g:X^k\to X$ it is possible to define an iterated function system on $X^k$ with the function $f:X^k\to X^k$ ...

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### Some quantities which definitions are (somehow) similar to the classical Divergence

Motivated by classical formulas $L_{X}=d\circ i_{X}+i_{X}\circ d$ and $L_{X} \Omega=Div(X) \Omega$ and the essential role of the diff operator $d$ in definition of divergence, we define some ...

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### Derivative of Wronskian

In the proof of Theorem 2 in this paper here on arxiv on page 10 for $k=2$ it is claimed that if the Wronskian of two solutions $y_1,y_2$ to the differential equation
$$-y''_i(x) + q(x) y_i(x) = ...

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### Asymptotic pseudo orbit of an action

Let $G$ be finitely generated group (i.e $G= <S>$ $S=\{ s_1, ...,
s_n\}$) and $\varphi:G\times M\longrightarrow M$ is an action then
$f:G\longrightarrow M$ is called $\delta$- pseudo orbit if ...

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### Is there any elementary proof of No wandering domain for polynomials

It seems that it is almost impossible to give a elementary proof of Sullivan's no wandering domain for rational map or even more general class of maps.
I think it is interesting to ask whether we ...