Seminars and Colloquia by Series

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 15:05 , Location: Skiles 254 , Lei Zhang , School of Mathematics, GT , Organizer: Jiaqi Yang
 In this talk, we will give an introduction to the variational approach to dynamical systems. Specifically, we will discuss twist maps and prove the classical results that area-preserving twist map has Birkhoff periodic orbits for each rational rotation number.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 15:00 , Location: Skiles 254 , Rafael de la Llave , GT Math , Organizer: Rafael de la Llave
A classical theorem of Arnold, Moser shows that in analytic  families of maps close to a rotation we can find maps which are smoothly conjugate to rotations. This is one of the first examples of the KAM theory. We aim to present a self-contained version of Moser's proof and also to present some efficient numerical algorithms.
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 15:05 , Location: Skiles 254 , Lu Xu , School of Mathematics, Jilin University , Organizer: Jiaqi Yang
My talk is about the quasi-periodic motions in multi-scaled Hamiltonian systems. It consists of four part. At first, I will introduce the results in integrable Hamiltonian systems since what we focus on is nearly-integrable Hamiltonian system. The second part is the definition of  nearly-integrable Hamiltonian system and the classical KAM theorem. After then, I will introduce that  what is Poincar\'e problem and some interesting results corresponding to this problem. The last part,  which is also the main part, I will talk about the definition and the background of nearly-integrable  Hamiltonian system, then the persistence of lower dimensional tori on resonant surface, which is our recent  result. I will also simply introduce the Technical ingredients of our work.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 15:05 , Location: Skiles 254 , Simon Berman , School of Physics , Organizer: Jiaqi Yang
In a high harmonic generation (HHG) experiment, an intense laser pulse is sent through an atomic gas, and some of that light is converted to very high harmonics through the interaction with the gas. The spectrum of the emitted light has a particular, nearly universal shape. In this seminar, I will describe my efforts to derive a classical reduced Hamiltonian model  to capture this phenomenon. Beginning with a parent Hamiltonian that yields the equations of motion for a large collection of atoms interacting self-consistently with the full electromagnetic field (Lorentz force law + Maxwell's equations), I will follow a sequence of reductions that lead to a reduced Hamiltonian which is computationally tractable yet should still retain the essential physics. I will conclude by pointing out some of the still-unresolved issues with the model, and if there's time I will discuss the results of some preliminary numerical simulations.
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 03:05 , Location: Skiles 254 , Álex Haro , Univ. of Barcelona , Organizer:
We will design a method to compute invariant tori in Hamiltonian systems through the computation of invariant tori for time- T maps. We will also consider isoenergetic cases (i..e. fixing energy).
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 15:05 , Location: Skiles 170 , Adrián P. Bustamante , Georgia Tech , Organizer:
In this talk I am going to present a way to study numerically the complex domains of invariant Tori for the dissipative standar map. The numerical approach is based on a Nash Moser method. This is work in progress jointly with R. Calleja.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 15:05 , Location: Skiles 170 , Adrián P. Bustamante , Georgia Tech , Organizer:
In the first part of the talks we are going to present a way to study numerically the complex domains of invariant Tori for the standar map. The numerical method is based on Padé approximants. For this part we are going to follow the work of C. Falcolini and R. de la LLave.In the second part we are going to present how the numerical method, developed earlier, can be used to study the complex domains of analyticity of invariant KAM Tori for the dissipative standar map.  This part is work in progress jointly with R. Calleja (continuation of last talk).
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 15:05 , Location: Skiles 170 , Adrián P. Bustamante , Georgia Tech , Organizer:
In the first part of the talk(s) we are going to present a way to study numerically the complex domains of invariant Tori for the standar map. The numerical method is based on Padé approximants. For this part we are going to follow the work of C. Falcolini and R. de la LLave.In the second part we are going to present how the numerical method, developed earlier, can be used to study the complex domains of analyticity of invariant KAM Tori for the dissipative standar map. This part is work in progress jointly with R. Calleja (continuation of last talk).
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 15:05 , Location: Skiles 170 , Adrián P. Bustamante , Georgia Tech , Organizer:
In the first part of the talk(s) we are going to present a way to study numerically the complex domains of invariant Tori for the standar map. The numerical method is based on Padé approximants. For this part we are going to follow the work of C. Falcolini and R. de la LLave.In the second part we are going to present how the numerical method, developed earlier, can be used to study the complex domains of analyticity of invariant KAM Tori for the dissipative standar map. This part is work in progress jointly with R. Calleja.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 15:05 , Location: Skiles 170 , Livia Corsi , Georgia Tech , Organizer:
The aim of this talk is to give a general overview of KAM theory, starting from its early stages untill the modern era, including infinite dimensional cases. I'll try to present the main ideas with as little technicalities as possible, and if I have time I'll also discuss some open problems in the field.

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