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CR-manifolds, differential equations and multicontact structures<br/><br/>(tentative)<br/><br/>

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 - 9:00am - 9:45am
EE/CS 3-180
Gerd Schmalz (University of New England)
Cartan's method of moving frames has been successfully applied to
the study of CR-manifolds, their mappings and invariants. For some types
of CR-manifolds there is a close relation to the point-wise or contact
geometry of differential equations. This can be used to find
CR-manifolds with special symmetries.
The recently introduced notion of multicontact structures provides a
general framework comprising certain geometries of differential
equations and CR-manifolds which in turn give examples with many
symmetries.