
Publications: Google Scholar and arXiv
Selfsimilar, or fractal, objects abound in mathematics; depending on context, they mean a space containing several almost disjoint copies of itself as subspaces; a group containing the direct product of copies of itself as a subgroup; or an algebra containing a matrix algebra over itself as a subalgebra. The fractalness is algebraically encoded via the collection of inclusion maps of these subobjects in their common parent.
A selfsimilar group may be associated with any complex dynamical system, and yields an extremely potent algebraic invariant of that dynamical system up to isotopy and conjugation. I currently explore more deeply the connection between complex dynamics and fractal groups, and use it to extend the classification of degreetwo polynomials (described by points in the Mandelbrot set) to arbitrarydegree rational functions.
