Tali Pinsky (TIFR, India)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 14:30 – 15:30, Math -101


I will describe the theory of hyperbolic flows on three manifolds, and then describe a new approach to chaotic flows using knot theory, allowing for topological analysis of singular flows. I’ll use this to show that, surprisingly, the famous Lorenz flow on R^3 can be related to the geodesic flow on the modular surface. When changing the parameters, we also find a new type of topological phases in the Lorenz system. This will be an introductory talk.