Session:Hodographs matter: a skewed perspective on the gravitational n-body problem

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Description Short improvised lecture/talk about a recent perspective change in studying the problem of n masses in the plane
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Tags Assembly:Curry Club Augsburg
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Person organizing JuliusCaesar
Language de - German, en - English
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Starts at 2019/12/27 23:00
Ends at 2019/12/27 23:45
Duration 45 minutes
Location Room:Lecture room M1

Talk on recent developments in studying the gravitational n-body Problem.

Preliminaries: interest in Astronomy and Mathematics, particularly geometry. Understanding https://youtu.be/xdIjYBtnvZU (Feynman's Lecture on the Kepler problem) is helpful.

Overview: The first half offers a historical overview of the subject while the second half focuses on Hamiltonian Dynamics and relative equilibria with a somewhat surprising historical twist.