Schedule of Talks
All talks are in Room 3206 of the Math Deparment unless otherwise noted.
Friday March 17 -- Math Department Colloquia
1:30 Jean-Christophe Yoccoz, College de France
Complex Brjuno functions
3:00 Yakov Sinai, Princeton University
All about the standard map
Saturday March 18
8:30 Coffee, Fruit, and Bagels in Math Department Lounge, Room 3201
9:10 Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15 Jean-Christophe Yoccoz, College de France
"Dynamics after a homoclinic bifurcation"
BREAK
10:45-11:45 Sheldon Newhouse, Michigan State University
"Distortion estimates for two dimensional diffeomorphisms"
LUNCH
1:30-2:30 Viviane Baladi, Universite de Paris-Sud
"Almost sure rates of mixing for random unimodal maps"
BREAK
3:00-4:00 Nikolai Chernov, University of Alabama, Birmingham
"Statistical Properties of SRB Measures in Billiards"
4:15-5:00 Eugene Gutkin, University of Southern California
"Enforcing chaos in billiards on surfaces of constant curvature"
(Room B0421)
4:15-5:00 Denis Kosygin, Princeton University
"Hyperbolic standard maps"
7:00 Party at the home of Michael Jakobson
Sunday March 19
8:30 Coffee, Fruit, and Bagels in Math Department Lounge, Room 3201
9:15-10:15 Anatole Katok, Penn State University
"Exotic dynamics in the smooth and real-analytic category"
BREAK
10:45-11:45 Rafael de la Llave, University of Texas
"Geometric mechanisms for orbits of unbounded energy in periodic perturbations"
LUNCH
1:30-2:15 Elon Lindenstrauss, Institute for Advanced Study
"Infinite Dimensional Topological Dynamics: Mean Dimension, Some Applications,
and Open Problems"
(Room B0421)
1:30-2:00 Victoria Sadovskaya, Penn State University
"Multifractal analysis of conformal axiom A flows"
(Room B0421)
2:15-2:45 Samuel Senti, Universite de Paris-Sud
"Hausdorff Dimension of the Exceptional Set in Jakobson's Theorem"
2:45-3:30 Victor Donnay, Bryn Mawr College
"Embedded surfaces with ergodic geodesic flow are dense"
(Room B0421)
3:00-3:30 Boris Kalinin, Penn State University
"Measurable rigidity and disjointness for Z^k actions by toral automorphisms"
BREAK
4:00-4:30 Vadim Kaloshin, Princeton University
"An elementary proof of existence of Whitney's stratification"
(Room B0421)
4:00-4:30 Malgorzata Stawiska, Northwestern University
"Hyperbolic sets for multidimensional holomorphic maps"
4:45-5:30 Alexander Tovbis, University of Central Florida
"Splitting of separatrices and exponentially small phenomena"
(Room B0421)
4:45-5:30 Christopher Cleveland, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Chaotic Lozi Attractors"
5:30-7:30 Reception in Math Department Rotunda
Monday March 20
8:30 Coffee, Fruit, and Bagels in Math Department Lounge, Room 3201
9:15-10:15 Leonid Bunimovich, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Dispersing, Defocusing and Astigmatism"
BREAK
10:45-11:30 Nandor Simanyi, University of Alabama, Birmingham
"The Theorem on Mappings With Constant Rank -- An Application for Billiards"
(Room B0421)
10:45-11:30 Arek Goetz, San Francisco State University
"Dichotomy of a two parameter system of rotations"
LUNCH
1:15-2:00 Howard Weiss, Penn State University
"The Dynamics of Schelling-Type Segregation Models and a Graph Laplacian
Variational Problem"
(Room B0421)
1:15-2:00 Chris Hoffman, University of Washington
"Which endomorphisms are isomorphic to Bernoulli endomorphisms"
2:15-3:15 Konstantin Mischaikow, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Rigorous Computation of Low Dimensional Dynamics in High Dimensional Systems"
BREAK
3:45-4:30 Gregory Galperin, Eastern Illinois University
"Calculus of the number of billiard geodesics"
(Room B0421)
3:45-4:30 Todd Young, Ohio University and University of Maryland
"Entropy and Rotation Intervals for Circle Maps Near Saddle-node Bifurcations"
4:45-5:30 Alexander Blokh, University of Alabama, Birmingham
"Growing Trees, Laminations and the Dynamics on the Julia Set"
(Room B0421)
4:45-5:30 Huyi Hu, Penn State University
"Decay of correlations of some almost Anosov systems"
Tuesday March 21
8:30 Coffee, Fruit, and Bagels in Math Department Lounge, Room 3201
9:15-10:15 Dmitry Dolgopyat, Penn State University
"Dynamics of partially hyperbolic systems"
10:30-11:30 Gregory Swiatek, Penn State University
"The Collet-Eckmann Condition in One-Dimnesional Dynamics: a survey"
11:45-12:45 Manfred Denker, University of Goettingen
"The relative variational principle for fibre expanding systems"