Topological and Measurable Dynamics

March 20-23 (Saturday-Tuesday), 1999 
Department of Mathematics 
University of Maryland, College Park

A dynamics conference is hosted each spring by the University of Maryland and each fall by Penn State University, and is jointly sponsored by the two institutions. The conference this spring will receive funding from the Institute for Physical Science and Technology and the National Science Foundation.

Meeting Program

One hour talks (all in MATH 3206)

Friday 3:00 Colloquium Eli Glasner Entropy theory without past


9:30 Jonathan King     The generic transformation has roots of all orders

11:00 Bernard Host Equidistribution on the d-dimensional torus

2:00 Paul Shields Consistent estimation of Markov order

9:30  Doug Lind Expansive subdynamics for algebraic Z^d-actions

11:00 Ethan Akin The generic homeomorphism is wild but not chaotic

2:00 Don Ornstein Different kinds of stability in dynamical systems


9:30 Arkady Tempelman Hausdorff dimension and thermodynamic formalism


9:30 Neil Hindman Algebra in the Stone-Cech compactification

11:00 Eli Glasner Quasi-factors in topological dynamics and ergodic theory

30 minute talks (all in MATH 3206)


4:00  Dan Rudolph Lindenstrauss' proof of the pointwise ergodic theorem for amenable groups.

4:45 Steve Kalikow A new proof that bernoulli processes are extremal.

                             Twenty minute talks: Location to be announced

                                                                     Saturday Session A

3:30 Mary Vanderschoot Limit sets for continuous flows on surfaces

4:00 Piotr Zgliczynski Topological hyperbolicity

4:30 Bryna Kra An Odd Szemeredi Theorem

5:00 Myong-Hee Sung Computing stable manifolds through the critical locus of a differentiable map

                                                                     Saturday Session B

3:30 Ale Jan Homburg Periodic and strange attractors near homoclinic orbits

4:00 Shmuel Friedland An approach to 2-3 conjecture

4:30 Annalisa Crannell Joint Semicontinuity and Pi-related Topologies

5:00 Sujin Shin TBA

                                                                   Sunday Session A

3:30 Michiko Yuri A generalized Thermodynamic Formalism and weak Gibbs measures

4:00 Anthony Quas Factors of Markov subgroups

4:30 Inhyeop Yi Dimension group invariants of one dimensional spaces

                                                                     Sunday Session B

3:30 Florence Newberger An Entropy rigidity result for Finsler manifolds

4:00 Kim Johnson Context-free beta-shifts are regular

4:30 Isaac Kornfeld Recovering transformations from cocycles

                                                                        Monday Session A

11:00 Victoria Rayskin Holder linearization

11:30 Evelyn Sander Chain Explosions for Planar Maps

2:00 Henry van den Bedem Statistical Properties of Hyperbolic Systems with Tangential Singularities

2:30 Vadim Y. Kaloshin An extension of the Artin-Mazur theorem

3:00 Jerome Buzzi Ergodic and spectral properties of multi-dimensional piecewise expanding maps

3:30 Florin Chirila Discrete versus continuum and creating versus controlling chaos in discrete dynamical systems

                                                                            Monday Session B

11:00 Cesar Silva Infinite ergodic index nonsingular Z^d actions

11:30 Alisa DeStefano Univeral observability and primeness

2:00 Geoff Goodson Ergodic and spectral properties of the map R(x,y)=(y,Tx) and Ryzhikov's solution to a problem of Rokhlin.

2:30 Ayse Sahin-Aimee Johnson* Loosely Bernoulli in Z^d

3:00 Walter Miller On Ulam's method

3:30 Chris Hoffman Endomorphisms which are isomorphic to a one sided Bernoulli shift.

Talks will begin Saturday morning and end Tuesday at noon. The topic this spring will be Measurable and topological dynamics. The Friday mathematics departmental colloquium at 3 P.M. will also feature a dynamics talk.



 Arriving late Friday (after 6) without car, let us know.


 Simple (but a bit expensive): Metro Airport Shuttle will take you from
 any of the 3 airports directly to the campus or to your motel.

 Dulles $40
 National $26
 Baltimore $26

 Call in advance for reservations: 703-313-5005
877-296-2876 (toll free)

 For cheaper but more complex (and longer) alternatives, see below.

 Reagan National or Dulles International: You want to get to the
 Metro (subway system). The routes are color coded. The UM campus is
 on (near) the Green Line (College Park Station). Once you arrive at the
 College Park stop, take the free shuttle to campus and get off at the
 Math building. The shuttle runs until midnight on weekends.
 We will take you to the motel. (If you are arriving at a late hour
 let us know in advance.)

 National: If you are coming from National Airport, take any train into
 Washington. Change at Metro Center or Gallery Place (depending
 on which train you've taken.) If it's not rush hour, take the Red
 Line to Fort Totten, and transfer to the Green Line. During rush
 hour, (weekdays until 9:30 A.M., and between 3:30 and 7:30 PM)
 take the Green Line (in the direction of Greenbelt) directly to
 College Park. (It is not possible to transfer at Fort Totten
 during rush hour.)

 Dulles: Take the Blue Van to the West Falls Metro Station. Go to
 downtown Washington. Transfer to the Green Line as explained above.

 For  Baltimore-Washington International (BWI): Use the Metro
 Airport Shuttle described above.

 From Union Station, depending on whether or not it's rush hour,
 take the Red Line to Fort Totten, or the Green line (see above.)

 Car: The Capitol Beltway encircles the city. It is called Interstate
 95 at the College Park exit. This is 2 miles north of campus. See further comment
 below about the motels.

 You can park free on campus during the period of
 the conference (AFTER 4pm Friday).  We suggest you use
 Parking lot T, which is in back of the Math building.
 If you come for the Friday colloquium, there are metered spaces
 in lot T, as well as at a nearby parking garage.

for more information, including a campus map that shows lot T.

WEATHER: Normal temperatures here in March are a daily high of 55 degrees and low 35 degrees. Click here for a forecast of College Park weather for the coming week.


The conference organizers are Joe Auslander, Dan Rudolph, Ken Berg.

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