Friday, November 15th at 3:00 p.m.
Math Annex 1100
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois
Toric manifolds (and geodesic flows)
Toric manifolds are popular objects in algebraic and symplectic geometry.
More recently topological toric manifolds found applications in algebraic
topology and combinatorics. It turns out that in studying completely
integrable systems on punctured cotangent bundles such as geodesic
flows it is useful to study contact toric manifolds. We will discuss
the classification of contact toric manifolds and some applications
of contact toric manifolds to geodesic flows.
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).