Slovak J. Traces of Tractor Calculus in Sub-Riemannian Geometry (abstract)
Speaker: Jan Slovák
Title: Traces of Tractor Calculus in Sub-Riemannian Geometry
I will present an approach to sub-Riemannian geodesics motivated by tractor calculus.
In particular, there is a nice system of equations coupling the fields in the sub-Riemannian distribution with fields in its annihilator, and its solutions describe the normal geodesics locally.
I will also try to illustrate how these equations work on some examples.
Joint work in progress with Rod Gover.
Event: Local and Nonlocal Geometry of PDEs and Integrability, 8-12 October 2018, SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
The conference in honor of Joseph Krasil'shchik's 70th birthday.