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Warwick Tucker: Relative equilibria for the n-body problem

Time: Tue 2023-04-04 15.00 - 16.00

Location: Institut Mittag-Leffler, Seminar Hall Kuskvillan and Zoom

Video link: Meeting ID: 921 756 1880

Participating: Warwick Tucker, Monash University

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We will discuss the classical problem from celestial mechanics of determining the number of relative equilibria a set of planets can display. Several already established results will be presented, as well as a new contribution (in terms of a new proof) for the restricted 4-body problem. We will discuss its possible extensions to harder instances of the general problem. This is joint work with Piotr Zgliczynski and Jordi-Lluis Figueras.