Midwest Dynamical Systems Seminar
Expanded in Honor of Yakov Sinai, Nemmers Prize Winner
Northwestern University
April 4 - 7, 2003
Lecture Schedule
Friday April 4, Annenberg G21
3:00-3:45 Stephen Smale, Toyota Institute of Technology at the University of Chicago
Learning the topology of submanifolds and the problem of probability density estimation
3:45-3:45 Coffee Break
4:15-5:00 Morris Hirsch, University of California, Berkeley
Actions of Lie groups and Lie algebras on surfaces
5:15-6:00 Sheldon Newhouse, Michigan State University
New Phenomena Associated with Homoclinic Tangencies
8:00Party at John Franks' house
Saturday April 5, Annenberg G15
9:00-9:45 Michael Shub, IBM
A dynamical systems problem arising from printing technology
9:45-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 Jim Yorke, University of Maryland at College Park
Learning about Reality from Observation
11:15-12:00 Sergey Bolotin, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Shadowing collision orbits of the 3-body problem
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:45 Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern University
Rigidity of solvable subgroups of Diff^r(S^1)
3:00-3:45 Charles Pugh, University of California, Berkeley
Focal Stability
3:45-4:15 Coffee Break
4:15-5:00 Michael Hurley, Case Western Reserve University
Properties of generic homeomorphisms
5:15-6:00 Dave Richeson, Dickinson College
Bounded homeomorphisms of the open annulus
6:30 Dinner Party in honor of John Franks and R. Clark Robinson
Sunday April 6, Annenberg G15
9:00-9:45 John Mather, Princeton University
Arnold Diffusion
9:45-10:15Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 Vadim Kaloshin, Institute of Advanced Studies
On the Newhouse Phenomenon
11:15-12:00 Anatole Katok, Pennsylvania State University
New examples of exotic diffeomorphisms of the disc and mixing flows with zero entropy
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:45 Lai-Sang Young, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
A theory of rank one attractors
3:00-3:45 Kening Lu, Michigan State University
Approximate Invariant Manifolds for Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems
3:45-4:15Coffee Break
4:15-5:00 Francois Ledrappier, Notre Dame University
Dimension of projections of invariant measures
5:15-6:00 Robert Ghrist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Contact homology and instabilities of fluids
Monday April 7, Frances Searle Building, room 1441
8:30 Coffee
9:00-9:45 Giovanni Forni, Northwestern University
On the dynamics of rational polygonal billiards
9:45-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 Nandor Simanyi, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Upgrading the Theorem on Local Ergodicity
11:15-12:00 Dmitry Dolgopyat, Pennsylvania State University
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