Morse Theoretic Methods in Nonlinear Analysis and in Symplectic Topology

  • Paul Biran
  • Octav Cornea
  • François Lalonde
Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 217)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. ALBERTO ABBONDANDOLO, PIETRO MAJER
    Pages 1-74
  3. ALBERTO ABBONDANDOLO, MATTHIAS SCHWARZ
    Pages 75-108
  4. JEAN-FRANÇOIS BARRAUD, OCTAV CORNEA
    Pages 109-148
  5. RALPH L. COHEN
    Pages 149-184
  6. MICHAEL FARBER
    Pages 185-230
  7. MAREK IZYDOREK
    Pages 277-320
  8. LEONID POLTEROVICH
    Pages 417-438
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 461-462

About these proceedings

Introduction

The papers collected in this volume are contributions to the 43rd session of the Seminaire ´ de mathematiques ´ superieures ´ (SMS) on “Morse Theoretic Methods in Nonlinear Analysis and Symplectic Topology.” This session took place at the Universite ´ de Montreal ´ in July 2004 and was a NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI). The aim of the ASI was to bring together young researchers from various parts of the world and to present to them some of the most signi cant recent advances in these areas. More than 77 mathematicians from 17 countries followed the 12 series of lectures and participated in the lively exchange of ideas. The lectures covered an ample spectrum of subjects which are re ected in the present volume: Morse theory and related techniques in in nite dim- sional spaces, Floer theory and its recent extensions and generalizations, Morse and Floer theory in relation to string topology, generating functions, structure of the group of Hamiltonian di?eomorphisms and related dynamical problems, applications to robotics and many others. We thank all our main speakers for their stimulating lectures and all p- ticipants for creating a friendly atmosphere during the meeting. We also thank Ms. Diane Belanger ´ , our administrative assistant, for her help with the organi- tion and Mr. Andre ´ Montpetit, our technical editor, for his help in the preparation of the volume.

Keywords

Boundary value problem Floer homology Homotopy Loop group cohomology differential topology homology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Biran
    • 1
  • Octav Cornea
    • 2
  • François Lalonde
    • 3
  1. 1.Tel-Aviv UniversityIsrael
  2. 2.University of MontrealCanada
  3. 3.University of MontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4266-3
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4272-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4266-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609