Technion Mathematics Departement Colloquium Speaker: Michail Zhitomirskii (Technion-IIT) Title: Points and curves in the Monster tower / Time: October 24, 3:30 pm Place: Amado 232 Abstract: In this talk, based on a joint work with Richard Montgomery, I will explain the interplay between the following ingredients: Cartan prolongation, Nash blow-up, Goursat distributions, compactification of the space of Taylor series, abnormal geodesics, Legendrian curves, and the kinematic model of a truck with trailers. ============================ Note: The colloquium organizes have created a google calendar that is available at: <http://www.technion.ac.il/~yehuday/colloquium/colloq.html> --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Amir Yehudayoff <amir.yehudayoff@gmail.com>