Midwest Dynamical Systems 2009
University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8

Schedule of Talks

Friday, November 6
Bryna Kra Northwestern University 3:00 - 4:00 PM Nilsystems in dynamics   (Abstract)
  Departmental Tea 4:00 - 5:00 PM In room 300 SEO
Alexander Fish University of Wisconsin 5:00 - 5:45 PM Dynamical approach to sumsets in infinite abelian groups   (Abstract)

Saturday, November 7
  Coffee, Tea & Nosh 8:30 - 9:00 AM in room 300 SEO
Nimish Shah Ohio State University 9:00 - 9:45 AM Equidistribution and counting points on orbits of geometrically finite hyperbolic groups   (Abstract)
  Coffee, Tea & Nosh   In room 300 SEO
Lewis Bowen Texas A&M University 10:30 - 11:15 AM Entropy in measurable dynamics   (Abstract) (slides)
Moon Duchin University of Michigan 11:30 - 12:15 Limit shapes in groups   (Abstract)
  Lunch Break 12:15 - 2:30 PM Multiple Choices (link)
Christian Rosendal University of Illinois at Chicago 2:30 - 3:15 PM Finite approximation, large conjugacy classes, and dynamics of automorphism groups   (Abstract)
  Coffee, Tea & Nosh   In room 300 SEO
Justin Moore Cornell University 4:00 - 4:45 PM Fast growth in the Folner function for Thompson's group F   (Abstract)
  Reception/Party 5:00 - 7:00 PM In room 300 SEO

Sunday, November 8
  Coffee, Tea & Nosh 8:30 - 9:00 AM In room 300 SEO
Roland Roeder Indiana University-
Purdue University Indianapolis
9:00 - 9:45 AM Lee-Yang zeros and rational dynamics in two variables   (Abstract)
  Coffee, Tea & Nosh   In room 300 SEO
Alex Clark University of Leicester 10:15 - 11:00 AM Equicontinuity in foliated spaces   (Abstract)
Kevin Pilgrim Indiana University 11:15 - 12:00 noon On the global topology of polynomial shift loci   (Abstract) (slides)
  Lunch 12:00 - 2:00 PM Multiple Choices (link)

Helpful Information

Titles & Abstracts - Some Recommended Hotels - Some Recommended Restaurants - Travel Information - Chicago Weather

Registration. If you are planning to attend, please send us a message at midwestdynamics2009@gmail.com to let us know.

Funding. The conference is funded by an NSF grant, administered through IUPUI (Bruce Kitchens, PI, and Rodrigo Perez, Co-PI). A portion of the grant has been reserved to assist participants with travel and accomodation. If you would like to request support, then please contact us directly at midwestdynamics2009@gmail.com. As our funding is limited, we ask that you cover your own expenses if you have other sources.

Please submit your worksheet, signed certification form and original receipts by NOVEMBER 20 so that you may be reimbursed promptly.


Welcome Packet. Here are the handouts in the local packet, as distributed at the meeting:

  1. Welcome Information
  2. Titles & Abstracts
  3. Restaurant List
  4. Local Maps
  5. Instructions for Funding Requests
  6. Funding Worksheet
  7. Payee Certification Form
  8. W-9 IRS Form
  9. W-8BEN IRS Form

Local organizers Laura DeMarco, Alex Furman & Steve Hurder.

The main Midwest Dynamical Systems website is here.

Last update: November 22, 2009