Zhenghe Zhang


UC Riverside


Friday, January 27, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


RH 510R

In this talk, I will introduce some recent joint work with A. Avila and D. Damanik in showing positivity and large deviations of the Lyapunov exponent for Schrodinger operators with potentials generated by hyperbolic transformations. Specifically, we consider the base dynamics which is a subshift of finite type with an ergodic measure admitting a bounded distortion property and which has a fixed point. We show that if the potentials are locally constant or globally fiber bunched, then the set of zero Lyapunov exponent is finite. Moreover, we have a uniform large deviation estimate away from this finite set.