Closed geodesics on surfaces and Riemannian manifolds

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Closed geodesics on surfaces and Riemannian manifolds

Geodesics are special paths in surfaces and so-called Riemannian manifolds which connect close points in the shortest way. Closed geodesics are geodesics which go back to where they started. In this snapshot we talk about these special paths, and the efforts to find closed geodesics. 

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Geometry and Topology

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Physics

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Marco Radeschi
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Sophia Jahns, Anja Randecker

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2017-005-EN

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