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Mathematical billiards, an overview

Student-Run Geometry/Topology Seminar

Speaker: Sergei Tabachnikov, Pennsylvania State University
Related Webpage: https://www.math.psu.edu/tabachni/
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Nov 13 2018, 11:00AM

I shall try to cover the following topics: variational approach to billiard trajectories, the area preserving property of the billiard ball map, geometry of the space of oriented lines, billiards in conics and quadrics.