For more information about this meeting, contact Ping Xu, Calder Daenzer, Mathieu Stienon, Mari Royer, Nigel Higson.
|Title:||Topological contact dynamics and two applications|
|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.|
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|Date:||04 / 08 / 2014|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:30pm|