Spring 2006 Meeting of the
Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

in honor of Yakov G. Sinai on the occasion of his 70th birthday

March 18-21 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland, College Park

Conference Program

This conference will cover a broad scope of topics in Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Physics, and other areas related to the pioneering research of Yakov G. Sinai. Invited speakers include:

M. Aizenman              P. Bleher                    A. Bufetov                 L. Bunimovich
N. Chernov W. E C. Fefferman S. Friedlander
I. Goldsheid M. Goldstein S. Jitomirskaya D. Jakobson
V. Kaloshin A. Katok K. Khanin Yu. Kifer
S. Klainerman L. Koralov J. Lebowitz J. Mather
J. Mattingly S. Newhouse S. Novikov V. Oseledets
N. Pavlovic Ya. Pesin D. Ruelle A. Soshnikov
T. Suidan T. Spencer M. Shub J. Yorke

The Mathematics Department Colloquium at 3pm on Friday March 17 will be given by G. Margulis, and conference talks will begin the next morning.

UPDATED Monday March 13: Click here for the schedule of talks, including links to available abstracts. You can also click here for abstracts in alphabetical order by speaker.

Social Activities

On the evening of Saturday March 18, Michael Jakobson will host a party. The conference banquet will be Sunday March 19 at 7:30pm at the Inn and Conference Center on campus, and the cost will be $50 (for graduate students, $25). Directions to these events will be provided at the conference.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to attend the banquet, we need to know your menu choice in advance. Dinner includes salad, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea; a cash bar will be available. Entree choices are:

The chef will also prepare an entree for vegetarians; please specify any further dietary restrictions (for example, "no dairy"). Please send the number of people attending the banquet and their menu choices (chicken, fish, beef, or vegetarian) to the organizers by Monday March 13.

Lodging and Travel

Travel support is limited, but traditionally we pay half the cost of a hotel room for each participant. Those who share a room with another participant stay free, while those who want their own room pay the other half.

The conference hotel is the Quality Inn and Suites, College Park.
NOTE: Please park only in designated spaces at the hotel to avoid towing charges.

To make a reservation from our block of rooms, do not contact the hotel directly; please contact the organizers at sinai-conference@math.umd.edu with the following information:

In the case of a shared room, please indicate if you know who you'd like to share with; couples please mention if you'd like a room with a single large bed. We cannot guarantee a non-smoking room, but will pass preferences on to the hotel in the order received.

Click here for travel information, including directions to the hotel and the Department of Mathematics, where the talks will be held. Also included is information about parking on campus.


The organizers for the Spring 2006 conference are Leonid Bunimovich, Dmitry Dolgopyat, Brian Hunt, Michael Jakobson, Gregory Margulis, and Yakov Pesin. If you are interested in attending or have any questions about the conference, please contact the local organizers (Dolgopyat, Hunt, Jakobson) at sinai-conference@math.umd.edu.

The Maryland-Penn State Dynamics Workshop

This workshop has been hosted each fall since 1990 by Penn State University and each spring since 1992 by the University of Maryland, and is jointly sponsored by the two institutions. The Maryland meeting is supported by our Department of Mathematics and by the National Science Foundation.

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You can click here for past programs of the Maryland conferences, information on Dynamics and Chaos at Maryland, and the home page of the Center for Dynamics and Geometry at Penn State, which contains information on the Penn State meetings.