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# Research group *Differential geometry and mechanics*

Head of the research group | |

Frans Cantrijn | Frans.Cantrijn@UGent.be |

Members of the research group | |

Willy Sarlet | Willy.Sarlet@UGent.be |

Mike Crampin | crampin@bt.internet.com |

Bavo Langerock | Bavo.Langerock@UGent.be |

Tom Mestdag | Tom.Mestdag@UGent.be |

Goedele Waeyaert | Goedele.Waeyaert@UGent.be |

## Current research topics

Differential geometry applied to problems in mechanics and to the study of dynamical systems.- separability of systems of second-order equations
- derivations of forms along a map
- modelling of non-holonomic mechanics
- geometric control theory
- Lagrangian mechanics on Lie algebroids
- generalisations of bi-Hamiltonian systems
- the inverse problem of Lagrangian mechanics
- symmetry and reduction of mechanical systems
- theory and applications of connections
- classical (nonholonomic) field theory
- geometric fluid dynamics and control