Midwest Dynamical Systems Seminar
University of North Carolina at Asheville
April 5-7, 2002

Friday, April 5 
Humanities Lecture Hall
3:30-4:20 Stephen Smale Evolution of Language
4:35-5:25 Doug Shafer Cycles of Polynomial Vector Fields

Saturday, April 6
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:00-9:50  Bob Devaney Homoclinic Points, Cauliflowers, and Baby Mandelbrot Sets
10:05-10:55  Marian Gidea Correctly aligned windows and Arnold diffusion
11:10-12:00 Ernesto Lacomba Restricted three-body models in celestial mechanics
3:00-3:50 Phil Boyland Semiconjugacies to Toral Automorphisms
4:05-4:55 Marshall Hampton Central Configurations of the Four-Body Problem
Dinner Sam Kaplan's Home

Sunday, April 7
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:00-9:50 Jane Hawkins Julia sets and measurable dynamics of Weierstrass Elliptic P Functions
10:05-10:55 Sarah Day Low Dimensional Objects in High Dimensional Systems
11:10-12:00 Wenxiang Sun A Persistence Property of Lyapunov exponents