Tuesday Seminar on Topology

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Date, time & place Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) KAWAZUMI Nariya, KITAYAMA Takahiro, SAKASAI Takuya


16:30-18:00   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Jarek Kedra (University of Aberdeen)
On the autonomous metric of the area preserving diffeomorphism
of the two dimensional disc. (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Let D be the open unit disc in the Euclidean plane and let
G:=Diff(D, area) be the group of smooth compactly supported
area-preserving diffeomorphisms of D. A diffeomorphism is called
autonomous if it is the time one map of the flow of a time independent
vector field. Every diffeomorphism in G is a composition of a number
of autonomous diffeomorphisms. The least amount of such
diffeomorphisms defines a norm on G. In the talk I will investigate
geometric properties of such a norm.

In particular I will construct a bi-Lipschitz embedding of the free
abelian group of arbitrary rank to G. I will also show that the space
of homogeneous quasi-morphisms vanishing on all autonomous
diffeomorphisms in G is infinite dimensional.

This is a joint work with Michael Brandenbursky.