Spring 2004 Maryland-Penn State Semiannual Workshop

on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

Department of Mathematics Colloquium

Room 3206, Mathematics

7:30 PM

Chez Boyle ( click for directions)

Ergodic Party

The Workshop begins. Student talks are scheduled for 25 minutes and all other talks are scheduled for 40 minutes. All talks will be in Room 3206 of the Mathematics Department unless otherwise indicated. Click here for abstracts of talks.

9:00-9:40
**
Sheldon Newhouse,
**
Michigan State University
*
Symbolic Extensions and smoothness
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10:00-10:40
**
Yingfei Yi,
**
Georgia Institute of Technology
*
On almost automorphic dynamics
*

11:00-11:40
**
Manfred Einsiedler,
**
University of Washington
*
Measure rigidity, disjointness, and
rigidity of factors for commuting torus automorphisms
*

2:00-2:40
**
Mike Keane,** Wesleyan University
*
Some new finitary codes
*

3:30 - 4:10
**
Maria Alice Bertolim,
**
Sao Paolo State University at Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
*
Dynamical and Topological Aspects of Lyapunov Graphs and
the Poincare-Hopf Inequalities
*

4:30 - 5:10
**
Anthony Quas
**
University of Memphis
*
Duality in the return-time theorem
*

Following the last talk:

Wine and Cheese Party

(Math Rotunda or Lounge, TBA)

9:00-9:40
**
Alica Miller,
**
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*
Orbit - equivalence of compact minimal R-flows
*

10:00-10:40
**
Karen Ball,
**
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, and Indiana University
*
Monotone factors of Bernoulli shifts
*

11:00-11:40
**
Bryna Kra,
**
Penn State University
*
Multiple ergodic averages
*

9:00-9:40
**
Alexander Blokh.
**
University of Alabama at Birmingham
*
Wandering triangles exist
*

10:00-10:40
**
Omri Sarig,
**
Penn State University

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Invariant Measures for Horocycle Flows on Abelian Covers
*

11:00-11:40
**
Rafael Ruggiero,
**
PUC-Rio, Brazil
*
Rigidity of surfaces admitting a C^2, codimension one foliation
invariant by the geodesic flow
*

2:00-2:40
**
Sergey Bezuglyi,
**
University of New South Wales and Institute for Low Temperature
Physics, Kharkov, Ukraine
*
Approximation of homeomorphisms of a Cantor set
*

3:00-3:40
**
Klaus Thomsen,
**
Aarhus University, Denmark

*
The derived shift space of a beta-shift
*

4:30-4:55
**
Angela Desai,
**
University of Maryland
*
Z^d shifts of finite and sofic systems:
epsilon-control of some entropies
*

5:00-5:25
**
Todd Fisher,
**
Northwestern University
*
The Structure of Hyperbolic Sets
*

2:00-2:40
**
Boris Kalinin,
**
University of South Alabama
*
On smooth classification of Cartan actions of R^k and Z^k
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3:00-3:40
**
David Fisher,
**
Lehman College -- CUNY

*
Local Rigidity and KAM theory
*

4:30-4:55
**
Anish Ghosh,
**
Brandeis University
*
Diophantine Approximation on Affine Subspaces
*

5:00-5:25
**
Travis Fisher,
**
Penn State University
*
Differentiable Rigidity for Non-Semisimple Toral Actions
*

9:00-9:40
**
Marius Urbanski,
**
University of North Texas
*
The dynamics of elliptic functions
*

10:00-10:40
**
Monica Moreno Rocha,
**
Tufts University
*
Rational Maps with generalized Sierpinski gaskets
as Julia sets
*

11:00-11:40
**
Howard Weiss,
**
Penn State University
*
The Remarkable Dynamics of a Nonlinear Age-Structured Population
Model
*

9:00-9:40
**
Nikos Frantzikinakis,
**
Penn State University
*
Polynomial Ergodic Averages Converge to the Product of the Integrals
*

10:00-10:40
**
Chris Hoffman,
**
University of Washington

*
Phase transitions in one dimensional systems
*

11:00-11:40
**
Scot Adams,
**
University of Minnesota
*
From Lorentzian dynamics to the decay of matrix coefficients
*

2:00-2:40
**
Maria Saprykina,
**
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
*
New examples in ergodic theory
*

3:00-3:40
**
Kristian Bjerklov **,
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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Quasi-periodic Schroedinger equations
*

4:30-4:55
**
Anna Talitskaya,
**
Penn State University
*
Construction of a hyperbolic Bernoulli flow on any manifold
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2:00-2:40
**
Nicholas Ormes,
**
University of Denver
*
Topological Realization of Families of Ergodic Systems
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3:00-3:40
**
Alejandro Maass,
**
Universidad de Chile

*
Eigenvalues of Linearly Recurrent Cantor Dynamical Systems and
Generalisations to some Tiling Systems
*

4:00-4:40
**
Danrun Huang,
**
St. Cloud State University
*
Some remarks on Restorff's Classification of Cuntz-Krieger algebras
*

9:00-9:40
**
Arek Goetz,
**
San Francisco State University
*
Natural coexistence of transitive and periodic components in a
planar piecewise rotation
*

10:00-10:40
**
Evelyn Sander,
**
George Mason University
*
Crossing Bifurcations
and Unstable Dimension Variability
*

11:00-11:40
**
Mark Pollicott,
**
University of Manchester, England
*
The Dimension of Fat Sierpinski Carpets
*