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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Ping Xu, Mathieu Stienon, Nigel Higson.

Title:Topological contact dynamics and two applications
Seminar:GAP Seminar
Speaker:Peter Spaeth, Penn State Altoona
The smooth dynamics of a contact structure admits a non-trivial extension to topological dynamics. We will discuss a key result in the subject, namely the 1-1 correspondence between topological contact isotopies (and their conformal factors) and their generating topological contact Hamiltonians, and two applications: topological rigidity of the geodesic flow on riemannian manifolds and the extension of the helicity invariant to topological dynamics.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 08 / 2014
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm