The Division for Advancement and External Relations  

 
BENJAMIN  WEISS,  MIRIAM AND JULIUS VINIK PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF MATHEMATICS 
Status : EMERITUS Birth place : NEW YORK, N.Y.
Office Phone: 02-658-4388 Fax:
E-Mail: weiss@math.huji.ac.il
U.R.L:
 
Department Faculty  
EINSTEIN INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS FACULTY OF SCIENCE Dept. Description
 
Academic Degree   Institution Year
Ph.D. PRINCETON UNIV. 1965
 
Academic Position   Year
EMERITUS 2009
PROFESSOR 1974
ASSOC. PROFESSOR 1971
SENIOR LECTURER 1967
 
External Academic Positions and Awards
Visiting Prof.: Yeshiva Univ.; Stanford Univ.
Research Fellow, Mathematical Sci. Reseach Inst., Berkeley,-
Calif.; Visiting Scientist, IBM Research
 
Research Interests
Dynamical systems, probability theory, ergodic theory, topological
dynamics.
 
Research Projects
Dynamical systems and descriptive set theory: (with Matt Foreman,
Large groups in dynamics: (with Eli Glasner, Tel Aviv Univ.)
Universal estimation schemes for stationary ergodic processes: (with
 
Selected Publications
Publication Title   Year
Generating product systems. 2010
On g-measures in symbolic dynamics. 2010
On universal estimates for binary renewal processes. 2008
Estimating the lengths of memory words. 2008
On the entropy of linear factors. 2008
Evolutionarily stable strategies of random games, and the 2008
Generically there is but one self homeomorphism of the Cantor 2008
Topological groups with Rokhlin properties. 2008
On sequential estimation and prediction for discrete time 2007
Universal minimal topological dynamical systems. 2007
On recurrence in zero dimensional flows. 2007
Entropy is the only finitely observable invariant. 2007
Every countable group has the weak Rohlin property. 2006
On the conjugacy relation in ergodic theory. 2006
On the interplay between measurable and topological dynamics. 2006
Spatial and non-spatial actions of Polish groups. 2005
Some remarks on filtering and prediction of stationary 2005
The automorphism group of the Gaussian measure cannot act 2005
Decay and growth for a nonlinear parabolic difference equation. 2005
An anti-classification theorem for ergodic measure preserving 2004
On Herman's theorem for ergodic, amenable group extensions of 2004
Mean distality and tightness. 2004
Forecasting for stationary binary time series. 2003
Markov processes and Ramsey theory for trees. 2003
Quasifactors of ergodic systems with positive entropy. 2003
The universal minimal system for the group of homeomorphisms of 2003
Generating partitions for random transformations. 2002
Minimal actions of the group S(Z) of permutations of the 2002
Entropy and recurrence rates for stationary random fields. 2002
The topological Rohlin property and topological entropy. 2001
A dimension gap for continued fractions with independent digits. 2001
Entropy theory without a past. 2000
Single Orbit Dynamics. Providence, RI: American 2000
Descriptive Set Theory and Dynamical Systems. London, 2000
A survey of generic dynamics. In: 2000
Mean topological dimension. 2000
Entropy and mixing for amenable group actions. 2000
Fluctuations of ergodic averages. 1999
On the Bermoulli nature of systems with some hyperbolic 1998
Significance levels for multiple tests. 1997
On the ergodic properties of Cartan flows in ergodic actions of 1997
Kazhdan's property T and the geometry of the collection of 1997
Measurable entire functions. 1997
A Z d ergodic theorem with large normalizing constants in 1996
A mean ergodic theorem for (1/N)*Sum{1...N:f(T n(x))*g 1996
Weak orbit equivalence of Cantor minimal systems. 1995
Quasi-factors of zero entropy systems. 1995
Universal redundancy rates for the class of B-processes do not 1995
Perfect filtering and double disjointness. 1995
Groups and expanders. In: 1993
Entropy and data compression schemes. 1993
Statistical properties of chaotic systems. 1991
Can one always lower topological entropy? 1991
The classification of non-singular actions revisited. 1991
How sampling reveals a process. 1990
Statistical properties of chaotic systems. In: 1990
Ergodic theory and configurations in sets of positive density. 1990
Entropy and isomorphism theorems for actions of amenable groups. 1987

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