Midwest Dynamical System Conference
Honoring Bob Williams on his 70th Birthday
April 16-18, 1999
The University of Michigan

Friday, April 16, 1999, Room 1360 East Hall

3:00-3:50Ken Meyer, University of Cincinnati
"Integral manifolds and cross sections in the regularized restricted three-body problem."
4:10-5:00:William Fulton, University of Michigan
M. S. Keeler II Professor In Mathematics Inaugural Lecture:
"A Brief History of Enumerative Geometry." 1324 East Hall Auditorium
5:00-5:30: Mathematics Department Reception, Second Floor Atrium
5:30-6:30 Huyi Hu, Pennsylvania State University
"Ergodic Theory of Almost Hyperbolic Systems"

Saturday, April 17, 1999, Room 1360 East Hall

Bob's Students and Collaborators

9:00-9:30 "Coffee and" in Room 1372 East Hall
9:30-10:30 Michael Sullivan, Southern Illinois University
"Invariants of twist-wise flow equivalence"
10:45-11:45John Franke, North Carolina State University
"Competitive Systems Usually Exhibit Extinction"
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00Morris Hirsch, University of California, Berkeley
"Periodic Orbits in Homoclinic Regions for Surface Homeomorphisms"
3:15-4:15 John Franks, Northwestern University
"Regions of Instability for Non-twist Maps"
4:15-4:45 Refreshments in Room 1372 East Hall
4:45-5:45Michael Shub, I.B.M.
"Some Other Problems Bob (and I) Didn't Solve"
7:00-?? Dinner and Reception honoring Bob Williams at Sheraton Inn
Preregistration required

Sunday, April 18, 1999, Room 1360 East Hall

9:00-9:30"Coffee and" in Room 1372 East Hall
9:30-10:30 Robert Ghrist, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Knotted flowlines in steady fluids"
10:30-11:30 Florence Newberger, Pennsylvania State University and Jeff Boland, McMaster University
"Entropy Rigidity for Finslers and Foliations"
11:45-12:45 Eugene Gutkin, University of Southern California
"Hyperbolic billiards on surfaces of constant curvature"