In this seminar, we will discuss the recent work on the eigenvalue and eigenvector distributions of random matrices. We will discuss a dynamical approach to these problems and related open questions. We will discuss both Wigner type matrix ensembles and invariant ensembles.
In the middle of the sixties, A. Lichnerowicz raised the following simple question: “Is the round sphere the only compact Riemannian manifold admitting a noncompact group of conformal transformations?” The talk will present the developments which arose from Lichnerowicz's question. It will be an opportunity to see diverse aspects of conformal dynamics in Riemannian, as well as Lorentzian geometry