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Meeting Details

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Title:A variational approach to Givental's nonlinear Maslov index
Seminar:Symplectic Topology Seminar
Speaker:Peter Albers, Math Department, Purdue University
Abstract Link:http://
Abstract:
We consider a variant of Rabinowitz Floer homology in order to define a homological count of discriminant points for paths of contactomorphisms. The growth rate of this count can be seen as an analogue of Givental's nonlinear Maslov index. As an application we prove a Bott-Samelson type obstruction theorem for positive loops of contactomorphisms.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:04 / 21 / 2011
Time:01:25pm - 02:15pm