CIMPA-NIMS Research School on dynamical systems: Examples, billiards, and the 3-body problem

Daejeon,
25.5.-3.6. 2015

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The goal of this school is to introduce the students
to basic questions and methods in dynamical systems through
concrete examples.
Our basic questions are: Existence of closed orbits, integrability
(ie, complete solvability), and stability.
And the methods are: geometrization and variational principles.
We shall do this by illustrating these questions and methods
by elementary and archetypical examples of dynamical systems:
Billiards, geodesic and magnetic flows, and the 3-body problem.
Another goal is to show that these basic examples and the question we ask
are by no means dry mathematical abstractions, but have their origin in
concrete problems such as mechanics, geometrical optics, and celestial mechanics.
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Prerequisits: We expect that students have had courses in real analysis of several variables, know what an ordinary differential equation is, and have followed a course on curves and surfaces. More knowledge is useful, but not necessary to follow the lectures.

- Seonhee Lim (Seoul National University)
- Otto van Koert (Seoul National University)
- Urs Frauenfelder (Universität Augsburg)
- Ana Rechtman (Université de Strasbourg)
- Felix Schlenk (Université de Neuchâtel)

- Youngjin Bae (POSTECH Pohang)
- Seonhee Lim (Seoul National University)
- Otto van Koert (Seoul National University)
- Urs Frauenfelder (Universität Augsburg)
- Felix Schlenk (Université de Neuchâtel)

For any questions about the conference please
contact us at
** schlenk@unine.ch**