Physical versus mathematical billiards

Dynamical Systems Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Kristin Berrigan, Svetlana Katok, Kurt Vinhage.

Speaker: Leonid Bunimovich, Georgia Tech

Abstract: In standard (mathematical) billiards a point particle moves in a billiard table. Consider instead a (smooth) hard ball moving in billiard table. For all standard/classical example dynamics will not change. It is probably a reason why physical billiards were never considered. I will show that in fact any type of chaos-order (or opposite) transition may occur if we consider real particles instead of (imaginary) points.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 114 McAllister

Date: 10/07/2019

Time: 3:40pm - 4:40pm