Colloquium
3:30 p.m., Friday, 22 September
Math 100
Professor Jacques Hurtubise
CRM and University of McGill
Integrable Systems and surfaces
The simplest possible integrable Hamiltonian system lies in two
dimensions, and is taught in a first course on o.d.e., as ``exact
systems". One can of course then take products of these systems,
and obtain systems in higher dimensions. It turns out that most
of the integrable systems commonly studied (tops, finite gap cases
of KdV, etc) are in fact of this type, once they are suitably
interpreted.
