For more information about this meeting, contact Augustin Banyaga, Aissa Wade, Diane Henderson.
|Title:||On the group of contact homeomorphisms|
|Seminar:||Symplectic Topology Seminar|
|Speaker:||Peter Spaeth, Penn State|
|On the group of contact homeomorphisms I, II
Let M be a smooth manifold with a contact form alpha. We define a
topology on the spaces of contact and strictly contact isotopies of M
and use it to define the collections of contact and strictly contact
homeomorphisms of M. The set of strictly contact homeomorphisms forms a
subgroup of all measure preserving homeomorphisms of M.
In the second lecture we shall discuss a number of results which can be
obtained when the contact form alpha is regular; in other words when the
Reeb flow of alpha defines the action of the circle on M.
This is a joint work with Augustin Banyaga.|
Room Reservation Information
|Date:||11 / 13 / 2008|
|Time:||01:25pm - 02:15pm|