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Applied and Computational Math Seminar

Continuation Sheaves in Dynamics: Sheaf Cohomology & Bifurcation

Alex Dowling

Location:  Hill 705
Date & time: Tuesday, 07 February 2023 at 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Algebraic structures such as the lattices of attractors, repellers, and Morse representations provide a computable description of global dynamics. In this paper, a sheaf-theoretic approach to their continuation is developed. The algebraic structures are cast into a categorical framework to study their continuation systematically and simultaneously. Sheaves are built from this abstract formulation, which track the algebraic data as systems vary. Sheaf cohomology is computed for several classical bifurcations, demonstrating its ability to detect and classify bifurcations.