There will be two additional contributed talks, to be announced later.
Keivan Mallahi-Karai (Jacobs University) Spectral independence and random walks on products of compact groups
The notion of spectral gap for random walks on locally compact groups has a long history. In this talk I will discuss some recent results about the spectral gap for couplings of random walks on algebraically independent compact groups.
This is a joint work with A. Salehi Golsefidy and Amir Mohammadi.