Conley-Zehnder index of periodic Reeb orbits

Series: 
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 
In this talk, I will define Conley-Zehnder index of a periodic Reeb orbit and will give several characterizations of this invariant. Conley-Zehnder index plays an important role in computing the dimension of certain families of J-holomorphic curves in the symplectization of a contact manifold.