## Publications

International Journal of Algebra and Computation (IJAC)

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Christopher Kauffman, Robert Kesler, Amanda Parshall, Evelyn Stamey, and Benjamin Steinhurst

This group first reviewed the spectrum of the Laplacian operator on a general Laakso space before considering modified Hamiltonians for the infinite square well, parabola, and Coulomb potentials. Additionally, they computed the spectrum for the Laplacian and its multiplicities when certain regions of a Laakso space are compressed or stretched and calculated the Casimir force experienced by two uncharged conducting plates by imposing physically relevant boundary conditions and then analytically regularizing the resulting zeta function. Lastly, they derived a general formula for the spectral zeta function and its derivative for Laakso spaces with strict self-similar structure before listing explicit spectral values for some special cases.

See also B. Steinhurst, **Dirichlet Forms on Laakso and Barlow-Evans Fractals of Arbitrary Dimension** arXiv:0811.1378

Daniel Kelleher, Benjamin Steinhurst, and Chuen-Ming Wong

This group explored the relationship between limit spaces of contracting self-similar groups and self-similar structures. They gave the condition on a contracting group such that its limit space admits a self-similar structure, and also the condition such that this self-similar structure is p.c.f. They then gave the necessary and sufficient condition on a p.c.f. self-similar structure such that there exists a contracting group whose limit space has an isomorphic self-similar structure; in this case, they provided a construction that produces such a contracting group. Finally, they illustrated their results with several examples.

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International Journal of Algebra and Computation (IJAC)