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Symplectic Measurements and Hamiltonian Dynamics

Objective

Symplectic geometry combines a broad spectrum of interrelated disciplines lying in the mainstream of modern mathematics. The past two decades have given rise to several exciting developments in this field, which introduced new mathematical tools and opened challenging new questions. Nowadays symplectic geometry reaches out to an amazingly wide range of areas, such as differential and algebraic geometry, complex analysis, dynamical systems, as well as quantum mechanics, and string theory. Moreover, symplectic geometry serves as a basis for Hamiltonian dynamics, a discipline providing efficient tools for modeling a variety of physical and technological processes, such as orbital motion of satellites (telecommunication and GPS navigation), and propagation of light in optical fibers (with significant applications to medicine).

The proposed research is composed of several innovative studies in the frontier of symplectic geometry and Hamiltonian dynamics, which are of highly significant interest in both fields. These studies have strong interactions on a variety of topics that lie at the heart of contemporary symplectic geometry, such as symplectic embedding questions, the geometry of Hofer’s metric, Lagrangian
intersection problems, and the theory of symplectic capacities.
My research objectives are twofold. First, to solve the open research questions described below, which I consider to be pivotal in the field. Some of these questions have already been studied intensively, and progress toward solving them would be of considerable significance. Second, some of the studies in this proposal are interdisciplinary by nature, and use symplectic tools in order to address major open questions in other fields, such as the famous Mahler conjecture in convex geometry. My goal is to deepen the connections between symplectic geometry and these fields, thus creating a powerful framework that will allow the consideration of questions currently unattainable.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/topology/symplectic topology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/string theory
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/liquid crystal
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/celestial mechanics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/fibre optics
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/dynamical systems
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/algebra/algebraic geometry

Call for proposal

ERC-2014-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 221 921

Beneficiaries (1)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 221 921
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments