|Location:||MSRI: Online/Virtual, Baker Board Room|
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In this seminar we will listen to the recording of a talk given by Irina Markina (University of Bergen, Norway).
We consider an evolution in the space of smooth shapes starting from the unit circle. Based on the Löwner-Kufarev equation, we give a Hamiltonian formulation of this evolution and provide conservation laws. The symmetries of the evolution are given by the Virasoro algebra. The 'positive' Virasoro generators span the holomorphic part of the complexified vector bundle over the space of conformal embeddings of the unit disk into the complex plane and smooth on the boundary. In the covariant formulation, they are conserved along the Hamiltonian flow. The 'negative' Virasoro generators can be recovered by an iterative method making use of the canonical Poisson structure. If time allows, we will relate the Löwner-Kufarev trajectories to the Segal-Wilson Grassmannian, the τ-function, and the Baker-Akhiezer function in KP hierarchy.
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