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Thursday, September 26, 2013

What is symplectic geometry?

Fabian Ziltener (UU)

Abstract: I will attempt to answer this question by explaining how symplectic geometry originated from classical mechanics, and by mentioning some important symplectic problems and highlights, such as Gromov's nonsqueezing result.

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Location :  Room 611 of the Hans Freudenthal building, formerly known as the Wiskunde/Maths building, (campus De Uithof) Budapestlaan 6, Utrecht.
Date and time : Thursday, September 26, 2013 15:30-16:30. The lecture is preceded by coffee, tea, and cookies from 15.00 to 15.30 hour in the same room.