What is ... Hamiltonian Dynamics?

This page hosts information on Alexander Fauck's talk "What is ... Hamiltonian Dynamics?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. This talk will help you better understand the talk by Michael Hutchings.

Where & When

  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 1.00pm @ BMS Loft at Urania


  • Classical mechanical systems are systems where the time evolution depends only on position and momentum. One can describe them with a vector field on the so called phase space - the Hamiltonian vector field. The studies of the dynamics of such a vector field (for example the motion of our planetary system or the 3-body problem) motivated the notion of symplectic and contact structures. In my talk I will explain some of these concepts and describe how they arise from the classical setup.
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