Department of Mathematics


  •  Finsler metrics with constant curvature
  •  04/06/2017
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Wolfgang Ziller, UPENN

Finsler metrics are a generalization of Riemannian metrics (a norm in each tangent space) and occur naturally in various areas in physics and mathematics. Unlike for Riemannian metrics, there exists a large interesting class of Finsler metrics with constant (flag) curvature. We discuss joint work with R.Bryant, P. Foulon, S. Ivanov and V. S. Matveev on a characterization of the geodesic flow of such metrics in terms of the length of the shortest periodic orbit.



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