## Departmental PhD Thesis Exam – Elio Mazzeo

Everyone welcome.  There will be refreshments served in the Math Lounge
before the exam.  A copy of the thesis is available by contacting
emazzeo@math.toronto.edu.

Monday, June 11, 2012, 9:30 a.m., in BA 2135, 40 St. George Street

PhD Candidate:  Elio Mazzeo

PhD Thesis Title:  On C1-rigidity for maps with a break point

Thesis Abstract:
The thesis consists of two main results. The first main result that
comprises this thesis is a proof that C1 rigidity holds for maps
with a break point for almost all rotation numbers. The second main
result that comprises this thesis is a proof that C1 robust
rigidity holds for maps in the fractional linear transformation (FLT)
pair family. That is, for this family, C1 rigidity holds for all
irrational rotation numbers.