Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology

  •  The Geometry of Poisson Manifolds
  •  10/25/2016
  •  3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Nick Ovenhouse, MSU

We will give an introduction to Poisson algebras and Poisson manifolds, and discuss the relationship with symplectic geometry and the Hamiltonian formalism in classical mechanics. We will also state some well-known results in the subject, and, time-permitting, discuss some related algebraic questions pertaining to Poisson varieties, which are defined analogously in the algebraic category.

 

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Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

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