Spring 2010 Meeting of the
Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics
in honor of Dan Rudolph

April 10-13 (Saturday-Tuesday), 2010

Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland, College Park

In memoriam Dan Rudolph, 1949-2010
"Mathematics is my dance"

This conference, originally scheduled in honor of Dan Rudolph on the occasion of his being 60, is dedicated to him in memory.

Dan Rudolph Memorial Volume of ETDS

There will be a volume of Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems dedicated to Dan Rudolph, who served for many years on the editorial board. The volume editors are accepting submissions of research articles for the volume. All submissions will be refereed to the high mathematical and expository standards of ETDS. Preference will be given to articles which are related to Dan Rudolph's mathematics, or by authors with strong mathematical connections to Dan Rudolph. The deadline for submission of an article to the volume is Dec. 31, 2010. Articles may be submitted to any of the editors:


Program and Participants


Sunday Evening Memorial Event

Virtual Talks

There are always more good results then there are talk slots. Therefore we invite participants to submit abstracts of "virtual" talks, with links if desired. We will post these Virtual Talk abstracts and links HERE and also put abstracts on bulletin board at the conference. In the event of last minute cancellation by a schedule speaker, we will look through the virtual talks for possible replacements. Email abstracts (text, html or pdf) to Mike Boyle, mmb@math.umd.edu .

Conference Poster

You can view a low resolution version or a high resolution version.

Mailing List

To be added to the electronic mailing list for this and future workshops at Maryland, send a message to majordomo@math.umd.edu with the line "subscribe dswslist" in the message body.

Conference Organizers

Conference Wiki and Sharing Rooms

Here is a link to a wiki for the conference. The purpose is to facilitate communication among conference participants, especially with regard to lodging arrangments such as sharing rooms to reduce expense. For example, if you are looking for someone to share a room with, you can type in at the link, and likewise delete your posting after you've made arrangements.


In general, participants (other than invited speakers) who need rooms should phone a motel directly. Three local motels are listed below, with the rates they have offered our group ("UMCP Math Department--Spring Conference"). NOTE: our room blocks and rates are guaranteed only until March 9, 2010.
Rates Extension:
Clarion Inn , Comfort Inn and Days Inn have extended the rates deadline above to March 25, 2010.
Quality Inn has extended its rates deadline to April 2, 2010.

Participants from abroad or others who can use help making a reservation can contact Mike Boyle (mmb@math.umd.edu). (Generally a credit card number is needed, but if that is problematic we will find another solution.) The Follin Guest Home, 6801 Baltimore Ave College Park 301 277 9633 is less expensive and 1.4 miles to Math. There are 8 private rooms, sharing two bathrooms. There is a microwave in the hallway, and dishes. Linen is provided. Each room has a small refrigerator, desk, cable TV and wireless internet. The rate before tax is $60 per night, or $300 per week. Rooms tend to fill well in advance. The contact person is the owner, Kim Follin (kimberlyfollin@msn.com), who lives there.

All of the places above are on Baltimore Avenue (also called Route 1). Clarion, Comfort and Days are north of the University (from these, go south to Campus Drive and turn right). Quality and Follin are south of the University. You can see labeled satellite detail on Google maps if you like: get directions from (e.g.) 6801 Baltimore Ave College Park MD to Building 082, College Park, MD 20742 (Department of Physics). The Physics Building is next to the Math Building.

Travel and parking information

Click here for directions to the math department by car and a map for parking. Please note that this year's conference is NOT during our campus's spring break, so all parking rules must be followed strictly. We CANNOT reimburse or waive parking tickets. On weekdays until 4:00 PM, you must park in a visitor lot (expensive -- up to $15/day), the closest of which is marked in yellow on the map at the link above. The Math building, where the conference will be, is also in yellow on that map.

Click here for directions to the math department by public transportation.

Click here for directions from the three Washington-area airports. Dulles airport is the most inconvenient of the three area airports.

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. We are grateful to the National Science Foundation and to our Department of Mathematics for their continued support of these workshops.

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.