On the spatial restricted three-body problem

Knots, Strings, Symplectic Geometry and Dualities

08 October 14:00 - 15:00

Agustin Moreno - Uppsala University

In his search for closed orbits in the planar restricted three-body problem, Poincaré’s approach roughly reduces to: (1) Finding a global surface of section; (2) Proving a fixed-point theorem for the resulting return map. This is the setting for the celebrated Poincaré-Birkhoff theorem. In this talk, I will discuss a generalization of this program to the spatial problem. For the first step, we obtain the existence of global hypersurfaces of section for which the return maps are Hamiltonian, valid for energies below the first critical value and all mass ratios. For the second, we prove a higher-dimensional version of the Poincaré-Birkhoff theorem for Liouville domains, which gives infinitely many orbits of arbitrary large period, provided a suitable twist condition is satisfied. We also present a construction that associates a Reeb dynamics on a moduli space of holomorphic curves, to the given dynamics. This is work in progress with Otto van Koert.

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Tobias Ekholm,
Uppsala University
Sergei Gukov
California Institute of Technology, Caltech
Vivek Shende
University of California, Berkeley


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