Institute of Mathematics


Modul:   MAT760  Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems Seminar

Orbit closures of unipotent flows for hyperbolic manifolds with Fuchsian ends (e-seminar)

Talk by Minju Lee

Date: 09.11.20  Time: 15.00 - 16.15  Room: Y27H28

This is joint work with Hee Oh. We establish an analogue of Ratner's orbit closure theorem for any connected closed subgroup generated by unipotent elements in SO(d,1) acting on the space \( \Gamma \) \ SO(d,1), assuming that the associated hyperbolic manifold M= \(\Gamma \) \ \( H^d \) is a convex cocompact manifold with Fuchsian ends. For d = 3, this was proved earlier by McMullen, Mohammadi and Oh. In a higher dimensional case, the possibility of accumulation on closed orbits of intermediate subgroups causes serious issues, but in the end, all orbit closures of unipotent flows are relatively homogeneous. Our results imply the following: for any k \(\geq\) 1, (1) the closure of any k-horosphere in M is a properly immersed submanifold; (2) the closure of any geodesic (k+1)-plane in M is a properly immersed submanifold; (3) an infinite sequence of maximal properly immersed geodesic (k+1)-planes intersecting core(M) becomes dense in M.