Morse Theory and Closed Geodesics

  • Lecturer: Hans-Bert Rademacher
  • Date: Wednesday, 13:15 - 14:45, 1st lecture: October, 24
  • Room: SG 3-10 (University)
  • Language: English
  • Target audience: diploma students, PhD students, Postdocs
  • Keywords: Closed geodesics, free loop space, index and nullity, sectional curvature
  • Prerequisites: Basic knowledge about differential geometry and algebraic topology


  • Morse Theory of the energy functional on the free loop space
  • Existence results for closed geodesics
  • Geometric estimates for the length of closed geodesics on manifolds of positive curvature

Regular Lectures (Winter 2018/2019)

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