PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Outer Billiards, Polytope Exchange Maps, and Renormalization
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Richard Schwartz, Brown University
Abstract:
Outer billiards is a simple dynamical system, defined relative to a convex shape in the plane. In my talk I will explain some connections between polygonal outer billiards, higher dimensional polytope exchange maps, and renormalization. I will exploit these connections to get a fairly complete understanding of outer billiards defined relative to the Penrose kite.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:11 / 18 / 2010
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm