Dr. Michael Khanevsky
Dr. Khanevsky is a new faculty member at the Technion's Department of Mathematics, returning to Israel after postdoctoral positions at the University Libre de Bruxelles, University of Chicago and Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His research is concentrated in symplectic geometry and its interactions with geometric group theory and dynamical systems. In particular, interest are Hamiltonian deformations that describe various motions: path of a satellite, trajectory of a particle inside an accelerator or evolution of ideal fluid. Understanding geometry of such deformations is important to construct a trajectory (eg: find an optimal path for a satellite), predict future evolution of a mechanical system or reconstruct its past and deal with the stability of motion under perturbations.