Graduate Colloqium: "Geometry and dynamics of rolling"

Speaker: Renato Feres, Washington University in Saint Louis

Abstract: The kinematic idea of rigid surfaces rolling over each other turns out to have differential geometric significance. It also leads to the definition of certain types of dynamical systems with interesting properties. In this presentation, I’ll talk about the differential geometry of rolling and describe ongoing joint work with Bowei Zhao on the dynamics of a class of systems we call rolling billiards.

Host: Matt Kerr