Midwest Dynamical System Seminar
October 8 - 10, 1999
Northwestern University

Friday October 8, Annenberg Hall G15

3:00 Bryna Kra, Ohio State University
"An odd Furstenberg-Szemeredi Theorem"
4:30Howard Masur, University of Illinois, Chicago
"Periodic orbits for rational billards and flat surfaces" (Mathematics Department Colloquium)

Saturday October 9, Swift Hall 107

9:30 Leo Butler, Queens University
"New Examples of Integrable Geodesic Flows"
11:00 Deborah Heicklen, University of California, Berkeley
"Rational maps of the same degree are isomorphic"

Saturday October 9, Annenberg G21

2:00 Adam Epstein, Cornell University
"Infinitesimal Thurston Rigidity and the Fatou-Shishikura Inequality"
3:15 Vadim Kaloshin, Princeton University
"Generic diffeomorphisms with superexponential growth of number of periodic points and related results"
4:30 Sara Asher, Northwestern University
"The dynamics of continuous baker maps"
6:30 Party in Harris 108

Sunday October 10, Annenberg Hall G21

9:00 Hector Lomeli, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
"Topological bifurcation of heteroclinic primary intersections for volume preserving maps"
10:15 Don Wang, UCLA
"Analysis of a class of strange attractors"
11:30Predrag Cvitanovic, Northwestern University
"Trace formulas for stochastic evolution operators"