Equilibrium states for a class of nonuniformly hyperbolic maps
Jaqueline Siqueira
We consider a wide family of nonuniformly hyperbolic maps and hyperbolic potentials and prove that the unique equilibrium state associated to each element of the family is given by the eigenmeasure and the eigenfunction of the transfer operator (both having the spectral radius as an eigenvalue). We prove that the transfer operator has the spectral gap property in the space of Hölder continuous observables. From this we derive that the unique equilibrium state satisfies a central limit theorem and that it has exponential decay of correlations. Moreover, we prove joint continuity and analyticity with respect to the potential. (Based on various joint works with S. Afonso, J. Alves, V. Ramos.)
