Seminar by Kai Zehmisch (WWU Münster)

Title: Polyfolds and the Weinstein conjecture

2017.05.08 | Christine Dilling

Date Wed 10 May
Time 13:00 14:00
Location 1531-211 Kol-D

In 1979 Weinstein conjectured that any Reeb vector field on a compact contact manifold admits a periodic orbit. In my talk I will relate the conjecture to classical mechanics and to holomorphic curves in symplectic cobordisms. Moreover, I will indicate how polyfolds can be used to verify the conjecture for a large class of contact manifolds.