Quebec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

March 28, 2013 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/Miami time) On location

Moser averaging

Colloquium presented by Victor Guillemin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Moser averaging is a method for detecting periodic trajectories in classical mechanical systems which are small perturbations of periodic systems. (The Kepler system: the earth rotating about the sun, is probably the most familiar example of a system of this type.) In this talk I'll describe how, in the late nineteen seventies, Weinstein and Colin de Verdiere adapted Moser's techniques to the quantum mechanical setting and describe some recent applications of their results to inverse problems.

Address

Université de Montréal, Pav. André-Aisenstadt, 2920, chemin de la Tour, ROOM 6214