Symplectic Geometry and Hamiltonian
Dynamics
*Workshop in honour of Edi Zehnder*
*on the occasion of his 60th
birthday*

6-10 November 2000

11:00 - 12:00 Paul Rabinowitz (Madison)

"Chaotic geodesics"

14:00 - 15:00 Misha Bialy (Tel Aviv)

"The geometry of extremals for an elliptic equation"

16:00 - 17:00 Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv)

"Symplectic invariants and nonconservative dynamics"

**Tuesday 7 November**

11:00 - 12:00 Yiming Long (Nankai)

"Iteration thery for a Maslov-type index and multiplicity
of closed characteristics"

14:00 - 15:00 Claude Viterbo (Ecole
Polytechnique)

"Real algebraic and symplectic topology"

16:00 - 17:00 John Mather (Princeton)

"Differentiability of the minimal average action in one
higher dimension"

**Wednesday 8 November**

11:00 - 12:00 Sigurd Angenent
(Madison)

"The topology of closed geodesics on surfaces"

14:00 - 15:00 Helmut Hofer (NYU)

"Symplectic field theory I"

16:00 - 17:00 Yakov Eliashberg
(Stanford)

"Symplectic field theory II"

**Thursday 9 November**

11:00 - 12:00 Michel Herman (Orsay)

"On a theorem of Newhouse:

the notion of a KAM symplectic manifold and energy surface"
*Michel Herman sadly died on 2 November.*

14:00 - 15:00 Victor Ginzburg (Santa Cruz)

"Hamiltonian systems with and without periodic orbits"

16:00 - 17:00 Jean Christophe Yoccoz (Orsay)

title TBA

**Friday 10 November**

11:00 - 12:00 Matthias Schwarz (MPI, Leipzig)

"New existence results for contact structures in high
dimensions"

14:00 - 15:00 Paul Biran (Tel Aviv)

"Lagrangian non-intersections"

16:00 - 17:00 Paul Seidel (Ecole Polytechnique)

"An exact sequence for symplectic Floer homology"

All lectures are taking place in the

Herman Weyl Zimmer at ETH-Zentrum