For more information about this meeting, contact Mari Royer, Yakov Pesin, Anatole Katok, Svetlana Katok, Dmitri Burago.
|Title:||The pentagram map: a completely integrable system|
|Seminar:||Center for Dynamics and Geometry Seminar|
|Speaker:||S. Tabachnikov, PSU|
|Introduced by R. Schwartz 16 years ago, the pentagram map acts on non-degenerate plane n-gons, considered up to projective equivalence, by drawing the diagonals that connect second-nearest vertices and taking the new n-gon formed by their intersections. I shall demonstrate that the pentagram map has an invariant Poisson structure and is completely integrable. I shall also explain that the pentagram map is a discretization of the Boussinesq equation, a well known completely integrable system.
Based on a joint work with V. Ovsienko and R. Schwartz.|
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|Date:||11 / 17 / 2008|
|Time:||03:30pm - 05:30pm|