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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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

Room Number:MB315
Date:11 / 13 / 2008
Time:01:25pm - 02:15pm