10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: White Pine
Relative equilibria are trajectories of dynamical systems which are stationary modulo a group action. They include steady rotations of physical systems about fixed axes without changes of `shape' and are of considerable interest in areas as diverse as N-body problems in celestial mechanics, molecules, systems of point vortices, multibody mechanics and rotating fluid masses. Some of these applications will feature in other (proposed) minisymposia at this conference. This session will be devoted to recent theoretical developments which improve our understanding of the stability properties and bifurcations of relative equilibria and underpin new computational techniques for applications..
Organizers: Mark Roberts
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Université de Nice, Valbonne, France