SMS scnews item created by Lachlan Smith at Tue 21 Apr 2020 1537
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 16 Jun 2020
Calendar1: 24 Apr 2020 1600-1800
CalLoc1: Zoom
Auth: (lsmi9789) in SMS-WASM

Sydney Dynamics Group: Sean Gasiorek -- Magnetic Variants of Billiard Systems

Dear all, 

This week, Friday April 24, Sean Gasiorek (USyd) will give a talk at 4pm via Zoom.  
Zoom link: 
Meeting ID: 920 3705 9201 

Title: Magnetic Variants of Billiard Systems 

Abstract: Mathematical billiards has been a playground for various topics within
geometry and dynamical systems for the last 100 years.  In this talk, we give a brief
review of results and properties of mathematical billiards.  If a homogeneous magnetic
field is introduced and the billiard ball is seen as a charged particle, the billiard
ball is subject to the Lorentz force and trajectories are no longer straight lines.  We
discuss how the magnetic field and geometry of the billiard table play important roles
in the dynamics of magnetic billiards and inverse magnetic billiards, and make
comparisons to the standard billiard setting.  

I hope to see you all online, and please stay around afterwards for the virtual pub.  


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