Zabrodsky Lecture 1: The symplectic topologist as a dynamicist

Thu, 19/12/201914:30-15:30
Manchester House, Lecture Hall 2
Paul Seidel (MIT)

The development of symplectic topology was motivated by Hamiltonian mechanics. It has been particularly successful in addressing one specific aspect, namely fixed points and periodic points of discrete-time Hamiltonian systems. I will explain how such applications work, both in older and more recent examples.