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Dynamics of billiards and ergodicity

Grant number: 17/21527-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2017
Effective date (End): July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Principal Investigator:Salvador Addas Zanata
Grantee:Nelson Orsalino Neto Schuback
Host Institution: Instituto de Matemática e Estatística (IME). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/25053-8 - Dynamics and geometry in low dimensions, AP.TEM


The objective of this project is to introduce the student to the theory of twist maps, a bit of ergodic theory and some other topics that are necessary, so that he is able to understand the mechanism which produces ergodicity for some billiards. Initially he will study the square with a circular obstacle inside, as originally studied by Y.A. Sinai and there being time, the so-called Bunimovich stadium. (AU)

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