The Conley conjecture for the cotangent bundle
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The Conley conjecture for the cotangent bundle


We prove the Conley conjecture for cotangent bundles of oriented, closed manifolds, and Hamiltonians which are quadratic at infinity, i.e., we show that such Hamiltonians have infinitely many periodic orbits. For the conservative systems, similar results have been proven by Lu and Mazzucchelli using convex Hamiltonians and Lagrangian methods. Our proof uses Floer homological methods from Ginzburg’s proof of the Conley conjecture for closed symplectically aspherical manifolds.

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