Variational aspects of Dynamics

Series: 
Dynamical Systems Working Seminar
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 254
,  
School of Mathematics, GT
Organizer: 
 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.