Midwest Dynamical System Conference

Honoring Bob Williams on his 70th Birthday

April 16-18, 1999

The University of Michigan

3:00-3:50 | Ken 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" |

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" | |

10:45-11:45 | John Franke, North Carolina State University |

"Competitive Systems Usually Exhibit Extinction" | |

12:00-2:00 | Lunch |

2:00-3:00 | Morris 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 |

4:45-5:45 | Michael 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 |

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" |