First steps of the symplectic function theory
Michael Entov (Technion)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 14:30 – 15:30, Math -101
Symplectic function theory studies the space of smooth (compactly supported) functions on a symplectic manifold. This space is equipped with two structures: the Poisson bracket and the $C^0$ (or uniform) norm of the functions. Interestingly enough, while the Poisson bracket of two functions depends on their first derivatives, there are non-trivial restrictions on its behavior with respect to the $C^0$-norm. We will discuss various results of this kind and their applications to Hamiltonian dynamics.