1. Oliver Jenkinson (Queen Mary).

Title:  Ergodic optimization, ergodic dominance, and thermodynamic formalism

Abstract:  In this mini-course we will compare and contrast ergodic optimization (i.e. the study of optimizing ergodic averages) with aspects of thermodynamic formalism, and explore the related notion of ergodic dominance (i.e. equipping the set of invariant probability measures with a "stochastic dominance" partial order).

2. Michal Rams (IMPAN).

Title: Multifractal formalism for infinite systems.

Abstract:  I plan to present an introduction to the multifractal theory and then proceed to the special case of infinite iterated function systmes. My main topic will be the Birkhoff spectrum.