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What does 'shearing' has to with butterflies?  What does 'rigidity' means in mathematics and why is it important? In this talk, accessible to Bachelor and Master students with a mathematical background, we will try to answer these questions offering a glimpse of the powerful mathematical works of Marina Ratner (1938-2017) and her legacy, from the Ratner shearing property to Ratner's rigidity theorems.

The talk is part of the May12 initiatives to 'Celebrate Women in Mathematics'.

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Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich

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Institute of Mathematics, University of Zurich