Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Computational Geometric Mechanics at San Diego

Computational Geometric Mechanics @ UCSD
The computational geometric mechanics group has relocated to the University of California, San Diego, where it is housed in the Department of Mathematics within the Division of Physical Sciences, and it is affiliated with the Center for Computational Mathematics, the Program in Computational Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, and the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics.

It focuses on developing a self-consistent discretization of geometry and mechanics to enable the systematic construction of geometric structure-preserving numerical schemes based on the approach of geometric mechanics, with a view towards obtaining more robust and accurate numerical implementations of feedback and optimal control laws arising from geometric control theory.