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401-3536-11L  Geometric Aspects of Hamiltonian Dynamics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersP. Biran
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThe course will concentrate on the geometry of the group of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms introduced by Hofer in the early 1990's and its relations to various topics in symplectic geometry such as capacities, Lagrangian submanifolds, holomorphic curves, as well as recent algebraic structures on the group of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms such as quasi-morphisms.
* L. Polterovich: "The geometry of the group of symplectic diffeomorphisms"
* H. Hofer & E. Zehnder: "Symplectic invariants and Hamiltonian dynamics"
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites. Good knowledge of undergraduate mathematics (analysis, complex functions, topology, and differential geometry). Some knowledge of elementary algebraic topology would be useful.