Spring 2008 Meeting of the
Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics
There are now ***PHOTOS***
from the conference.
partial list of participants.
Some events on the schedule:
- Friday afternoon March 14: Math Department Colloquium Talk by
- Friday evening: welcoming party chez Boyle (with enough
food to make a meal).
(For driving directions, click
- Saturday afternoon:
Special session devoted to the award of the first
Michael Brin Prize
in dynamical systems.
[The winner of the first Michael Brin Prize was Giovanni Forni. In the
afternoon session, a talk presenting the prize work was given by John
Mather, and a second talk on joint work with Giovanni Forni was given
by Livio Flaminio.]
- Saturday evening: party in Math rotunda (with sufficient food for dinner)
- Sunday evening:
banquet in honor of Michael Brin
NOTE: you must sign up
by Wed. March 12 to attend.
There will be a volume entitled Geometric and probabilistic structures
in dynamics published in Contemporary Mathematics Series
dedicated to the Misha's 60th birthday.
Misha's bio which will appear in this volume
is available here.
Travel and parking information
directions to the math department by car and a map for parking.
After 4:00 P.M. Friday, for the duration of the conference, you
can park for free in Lot XX1, on your right as you enter campus
from Route 1. Before 4:00 P.M., use the Pay lot, in yellow on
map. The Math building, where the conference will be, is also
in yellow on that map.
For a larger
frame context or more detail, you can click to the
campus interactive parking map.
(Click once in the middle to get a more visible picture,
and then click around the "M" circle to see the area of the previous
Click here for directions to the math
department by metro. The University shuttle will run Friday March
but not Saturday-Tuesday (spring break).
here for directions from the
three Washington-area airports. Dulles airport is the most inconvenient
of the three area airports. For
a possibly better trip here from Dulles, you can
Dulles Airport Trip Planner for a trip FROM
Dulles Airport TO College Park. You will get times for a bus
to L'Enfant Plaza, where you can catch the Metro to College Park.
On Friday, you can
go directly from College Park Metro to the
Math Department as follows. Catch a University of Maryland
shuttle from College Park Metro to the campus. The Math department
is the building topped by the gray slate dome,
on your right about 100 yards after you cross Route 1 and enter
campus. Almost immediately after is a shuttle stop at the
"M" traffic circle, where you can exit the shuttle
and walk balk to the math building.
Lodging information and support
The conference motel will be the Quality Inn,
7200 Baltimore Blvd. (Route 1),
College Park MD 20740, 301-276-1000. It is
within walking distance of the Math department.
You can walk to Quality Inn
Park Metro Station by going west
along Calvert Road (exactly 1/2 mile, about 10-15 minutes);
alternately you can call
the hotel (301-276-1000) for shuttle pickup (we are not sure of
the reliability of this pickup).
We expect to provide lodging support at the Quality Inn
for conference participants,
at shared room rate (if you are willing to share
a room, we pay; if you request a single room,
we pay half). For this, please contact us before
March 1 if possible. Our rate at the Quality Inn will be $80
per room. If you have not already been in touch with
an organizer on this, then please email ToAnh Chung
with copy to Mike Boyle (email@example.com) indicating
the nights you want to stay at the Quality Inn. If you
want to share a room and do not have a roommate, we
will find one for you.
There are many more interesting talks than we
have speaking spaces. We welcome
any participant to email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) an
abstract and title of a "virtual talk", which we will
post on the conference site. (Click above to browse.)
These can include links.
This is an opportunity to
alert other participants who might be interested to discuss
your work, and to publicize your results.
The Maryland-Penn State Dynamics Workshop
This workshop has been hosted each fall since 1991 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
of the Maryland conferences, information on
at Maryland, and the home page of the
Center for Dynamics and
at Penn State, which contains information on the Penn State meetings.