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Patrick I-Z
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64 votes

A soft introduction to physics for mathematicians who don't know the first thing about physics

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are there natural examples of classical mechanics that happens on a symplectic manifold that isn't a cotangent bundle?

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How difficult will it be for me to switch fields (details below) after my Ph.D. in pure mathematics?

14 votes
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Quantization of symplectic vector space and choice of lagrangian subspaces

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Mathematical "urban legends"

11 votes
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Is every symplectic manifold a Hamiltonian reduction of a cotangent bundle?

10 votes

Nice application of generalized smooth spaces

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How much of differential geometry can be developed entirely without atlases?

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Is there a good (co)homology theory for manifolds with corners?

9 votes

Which mathematicians have influenced you the most?

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A book you would like to write

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Can the equation of motion with friction be written as Euler-Lagrange equation, and does it have a quantum version?

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Is there a good notion of morphism between orbifolds?

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On referee-author communications

6 votes

Why do we teach calculus students the derivative as a limit?

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Why should one still teach Riemann integration?

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What is Symplectic Area?

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What is meant by smooth orbifold?

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What would you want to see at the Museum of Mathematics?

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Does this formula have a rigorous meaning, or is it merely formal?

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When is a symplectic manifold equivalent to a cotangent bundle?

4 votes

What are the implications of torsion in H^2 for geometric quantization?

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Physical meaning of the integral cohomology condition in Souriau-Kostant pre-quantization?

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Formalising the principle of general covariance in differential geometry

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need a reference (topological manifolds)

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Theorems that are 'obvious' but hard to prove

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How do you keep your research notes organized?

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The straightest possible path embeddable in a path of polygons

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Dimension of the space of null geodesics

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A good primer for geometric quantization.