University of Toronto's Symplectic Geometry Seminar

Monday February 7, 2005, 14:10--15:00
SS 5017A

Juan-Carlos Alvarez

Polytechnic University Brooklyn

Geometry of curves of Lagrangian subspaces and connections for convex Hamiltonian systems

Abstract: The geometry of curves in the Lagrangian Grassmannian under the action of the linear symplectic group is delightfully simple and holds the key to understanding the geometry behind the theory of connections for Finsler spaces and convex Hamiltonian systems.