
Beginning with the classic 1950 paper by M. N. Olevksii, the study of canonical characteristic Killing tensors of valence two defined on threedimensional spaces of constant (nonzero) curvature has been thoroughly investigated in the literature. However, there is yet no general theory concerning the solvability of the corresponding equivalence problem.
Thus, we present a solution to the equivalence problem by applying the invariant theory of Killing tensors developed in recent years. In particular, we use the isometry group representation in the vector spaces of Killing twotensors and apply the resulting invariants and covariants to characterize the orbits corresponding to the characteristic Killing twotensors.
To illustrate our results, we apply our theory to Hamiltonian systems whose associated HamiltonJacobi equation is solvable by orthogonal separation of variables.
Robustly transitive maps can not be ignored in any global picture of dynamical systems. Besides being a property that cannot be destroyed by small perturbations, the maps that have it often exhibit a chaotic dynamical behavior. This property is widely studied in the C^{1}topology, and it is related to hyperbolicity and transversality properties. Few things are known in the C^{2}topology. In this talk we shall exhibit a class of smooth diffeomorphisms on a compact surface with boundary which are robustly transitive in the C^{2}topology but not in the C^{1}topology.
Recently, Roberts developed a method for analyzing the linear stability of timereversible periodic solutions of a Hamiltonian system. He used this method to determine the linear stability of the figure eight orbit in the equal mass threebody problem. We use Robert's method to determine the linear stability of timereversible periodic simultaneous binary collision orbits in the symmetric collinear fourbody 1,m,m,1 problem, and in the twodimensional symmetric equal mass fourbody problem.
The Nvortex problem consists in the study of the solutions of the equations of Helmholtz which describe the motion of a planar incompressible fluid.
We are interested in relative equilibria made of regular polygons. We show that a relative equilibrium with one polygon with more than three vortices requires equal vorticities. This result is the analogous of PerkoWalter's one in celestial mechanics. We compute the relative equilibria with two polygons and the same vorticity on each polygon. We also study the corresponding restricted problem.
This work adapts and generalizes results of ArefVan Buren (two polygons with the same vorticity for all the vortices) and MoeckelSimó (two polygons in celestial mechanics).
This is a joint work with Ernesto Lacomba and Ernesto PérezChavela.
We present a hybrid systems approach to describing the time evolution of a class of network equilibrium problems and noncooperative games. Our method is blends in with previous approaches for studying equilibrium problems, coming from optimization and complementarity problems, but brings new understanding of dynamics for certain classes of equilibrium problems.
This is joint work with Scott Greenhalgh, University of Guelph.
Macroscopic traffic models are based in the analogy with a continuous 1dimensional flow. Conservation of number of cars leads to conservation of mass and the NavierStokes equation
 (1)  
 (2) 
By performing the change of variables z=x+v_{g}t, solutions of
(1)
in the form of travelling waves are reduced to: r(v+v_{g}) = q_{g}
with parameters v_{g}, q_{g}, and solutions of
(2) are reduced
to a dynamical system, written in adimensional variables as
 (3) 
We prove that there exist a curve in the parameter space v_{g}q_{g}Q_{0} such that system (3) undergoes a BagdanovTakens bifurcation. In particular we prove the existence of Hopf and homoclinic bifurcations.
This is a joint work with Patricia Saavedra and Rosa María Velasco (UAMI).
In the 1830s, Bolyai and Lobachevsky independently extended cal 2body problem to spaces of negative constant curvature. Their work was continued by other mathematicians, including Lipschitz and Killing, who also considered the positivecurvature case. Schroedinger and Infeld later developed a quantummechanical analogue. But in spite of many recent results obtained in this direction by the Russian school of celestial mechanics, the problem was never generalized to more than 2 bodies. The goal of this talk is to derive the equations of motion of the nbody problem in spaces of constant curvature and to present some of the interesting properties these equations have. Among them are certain solutions that provide some new criteria towards understanding the largescale geometry of the physical space.
We study the limit behavior of certain classes of dependent random sequences (processes) which do not possess the Markov property. We remark the differences between the Markovian and our problem. Assuming the dependence of the nonMarkovian processes depend on a control parameter we show that the optimization of the control can be reduced to a problem of nonlinear optimization. Under certain hypotheses we establish the stability of such optimization problems.
We will talk about recent work in collaboration with Julio Rebelo dealing with semicomplete meromorphic vector fields on complex surfaces, that is, vector fields whose solutions are singlevalued in restriction to the open set where the vector field is holomorphic. We will show that, up to a birational transformation, a compact connected component of the divisor of poles is either a rational or elliptic curve of vanishing selfintersection or has the combinatorics of a singular fiber of an elliptic fibration. This implies that up to a birational transformation, a semicomplete meromorphic vector field on a compact complex projective surface is either holomorphic, has a first integral or preserves a fibration. This extends to semicomplete polynomial vector fields in C^{2} the results established by Brunella for complete ones.
The Lax operator gives the solution of the evolution HamiltonJacobi equation. It is a result of Fathi that in the Hamiltonian is autonomous the evolution process converges to solution of the static HamiltonJacobi equation. We prove that if the Aubry set is hyperbolic this convergence is exponential.
The secondorder symmetry operators for the Dirac equation on 2dimensional Riemannian spin manifolds are determined in terms of Killing vectors and valence two Killing tensors defined on the underlying manifold. The role of these operators in the theory of separation of variables for the Dirac equation is described.
Joint work with Lorenzo Fatibene, Giovanni Rastelli, and Shane Smith.
A central configuration in the Nbody problem is a particular position of the Nparticles where the acceleration vector of each particle is proportional to the corresponding position vector, and the constant of proportionality is the same for the Nparticles. In this talk we study the central configurations in the four body problem when three or two of the masses are equal. We prove that there is an unique convex central configurations when two equal masses are located at opposite vertices of a quadrilateral. If three of the masses are equal and the configuration possesses a symmetry line, we find the total number of central configurations.
In classical mechanics, Bertrand's theorem states that the only two types of central potentials for which all the bounded orbits are closed are the gravitational potential and the harmonic oscillator potential. In this talk I will consider the motion of a particle on a surface, under the influence of a central force field, and I will discuss Bertrand's theorem in the case of surfaces of revolution. I will present some results and some open questions.
This talk presents results concerning the Birkhoff normal forms theory for Hamiltonian systems with noncommutative continuous symmetries around a relative equilibrium.
An appropriate slice theorem is used to locally decompose the phase space into the drift and slice directions, that is, coordinates along the symmetry group and complementary directions, respectively. The dynamics is described by a skew product system where the slice dynamics, a Hamiltonian system in the Poisson sense, drives the drift. The normal form for the slice equations is achieved by using structure preserving (Poisson) changes of coordinates. Further, the normalization of the slice equations induces the normalization of the drift equations.
This work is joint with Mark Roberts (Univ. of Surrey, UK) and Tanya Schmah (U of T).
We consider in C^{n} a system of m commuting linear ODE (2m+1 < n) given by m commuting matrices A_{1},...,A_{m}. Under some generic and arithmetic conditions, the (semistable) orbit spaces of the C^{m} ×C^{*} action generated by the commmuting equations, together with the action of multiplication of scalars in C^{*}, give compact, complex manifolds that fiber over toric varieties. We indicate the proof that every nonsingular toric variety is obtained this way.
In this talk I will describe joint work with Laurent Meersseman.
We describe two known regularizations of the Kepler problem: The Moser and the KustaanheimoStiefel regularizations. By considering the quantization of a canonical transformation relating both regularizations, we define a Bargmanntype transform and as a consequenece a set of coherent states for the Hilbert space of square integrable functions on the 3sphere and the hydrogen atom problem with negative energy. We describe asymptotics for clusters of eigenvalues for suitable perturbations of the hydrogen atom problem. We will describe the geometry of the abovementioned canonical transformation involving two moment maps of related Lie groups.