Journal of Symplectic Geometry

Volume 21 (2023)

Number 1

First steps in twisted Rabinowitz–Floer homology

Pages: 111 – 158



Yannis Bähni (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Augsburg, Germany)


Rabinowitz–Floer homology is the Morse–Bott homology in the sense of Floer associated with the Rabinowitz action functional introduced by Kai Cieliebak and Urs Frauenfelder in 2009. In our work, we consider a generalisation of this theory to a Rabinowitz–Floer homology of a Liouville automorphism. As an application, we show the existence of noncontractible periodic Reeb orbits on quotients of symmetric star-shaped hypersurfaces. In particular, our theory applies to lens spaces.

Received 8 June 2021

Accepted 15 August 2022

Published 27 July 2023