In a mathematical billiard a particle moves without friction in a planar domain bouncing elastically at the boundary. Billiards inside rational polygons and area preserving flows on surfaces are two examples of dynamical systems which can be studied using Teichmueller dynamics, a topical and exciting fields of research. We will give a brief introduction to the study of mathematical billiards and present some recent results on billiards in regular polygons (joint work with J. Smillie) and chaotic properties of area preserving flows on surfaces.
Donnerstag, den 22. November 2012 um 17 c.t. Uhr, in INF 288, HS2 Donnerstag, den 22. November 2012 at 17 c.t., in INF 288, HS2
Der Vortrag folgt der Einladung von The lecture takes place at invitation by Prof. Wienhard