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Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics with a special session in honor of Mike Boyle on his 60th birthday

The University of Maryland

Friday, April 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM - Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Schedule with abstracts is here.

Registration is open. Click here to register. Conference events:

  • Friday, 3pm: Mathematics Coloquium talk by Federico Rodriguez Hertz
  • Friday evening: Welcoming party chez Rodrigo Treviño (with enough food to make a meal). Click here for directions to the party.
  • Saturday evening, 7:30 pm: Banquet in honor of Mike Boyle at The Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College ($20 for students, $40 otherwise). I you have not confirmed your attendance to the banquet please do it as soon as possible by emailing the organizers.


    Confirmed speakers:
    • Jose' Alves
    • Alexander Bufetov
    • Jon Chaika
    • Danijela Damjanovic
    • Dmitry Dolgopyat
    • Tomasz Downarowicz
    • Todd Fisher
    • Pascal Hubert
    • Vadim Kaloshin
    • Bryna Kra
    • Douglas Lind
    • Alejandro Maass
    • Hee Oh
    • Karl Petersen
    • Anthony Quas
    • Federico Rodriguez-Hertz
    • Omri Sarig
    • Nimish Shah
    • Dan Thompson
    • Corinna Ulcigrai
    • Amie Wilkinson

    Tentative Schedule

    Schedule with abstracts is here.

    Friday, April 1st

    • 3:00 Federico Rodriguez-Hertz, Penn State University (Department of Mathematics Colloquium), "Global Rigidity for certain actions of higher rank lattices on the torus"
    • 7:00 Party (welcome to the conference), Chez Treviño
    Saturday, April 2nd - Session in honor of Mike Boyle's birthday
    • 9:00 Douglas Lind, University of Washington, "Periodic Points and Entropy"
    • 10:15 Karl Petersen, University of North Carolina, "Invariant measures and combinatorics of some nonstationary adic systems"
    • 11:30 Todd Fisher, Brigham Young University, "Symbolic extensions for partially hyperbolic diffeomorphisms"
    • 2:00 Tomasz Downarowicz, Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland), "Origins of symbolic extensions"
    • 3:15 Alejandro Maass, University of Chile, Santiago (Chile), "Combinatorics of orbits in nilsystems and independence"
    • 4:30 Dmitry Dolgopyat, University of Maryland, "On dynamical point of view on random walks in random environment"
    • Banquet: 7:30 pm
    Sunday, April 3
    • 9:00 Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern University, "The cohomological equation for partially hyperbolic diffeomorphisms"
    • 10:15 Omri Sarig, Weizmann Institute (Israel) and Penn State University, "Symbolic dynamics for $C^{1+\epsilon}$ surface diffeomorphisms with positive topological entropy"
    • 11:30 Hee Oh, Brown University, "Apollonian circle packings, Hausdorff measures, and Conformal metrics"
    • 2:00 Nimish Shah, Ohio State University, "Limit distributions of sequences of measures on homogeneous spaces of Lie groups and orbital counting"
    • 3:15 Danijela Damjanovic , Rice University, "Non-trivial cohomology and local rigidity of group actions"
    • 4:30 Bryna Kra, Northwestern University, "Multiple correlation sequences"
    Monday, April 4
    • 9:00 Alexander Bufetov, Rice University and the Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Moscow (Russia) "On the Vershik-Kerov Conjecture Concerning the Shannon-Macmillan-Breiman Theorem for the Plancherel Family of Measures on the Space of Young Diagrams"
    • 10:15 Corinna Ulcigrai, University of Bristol (UK), "Ergodic properties of infinite extensions of area-preserving flows"
    • 11:30 Pascal Hubert, Universite' Paul Cezanne, Marseille (France), "On the Ehrenfest Model"
    • 2:00 Jon Chaika, University of Chicago
    • 3:15 Dan Thompson, Penn State University, "Uniqueness of equilibrium states: Beta-shifts, the Bowen property and Beyond"
    • 4:30 Anthony Quas, University of Victoria (Canada), "Piecewise Isometries, Uniform Distribution and $3\log(2)-\pi^2/8$"
    Tuesday, April 5
    • 9:00 Jose' Alves, University of Porto (Portugal), "Interplays between large deviations, decay of correlations and recurrence times"
    • 10:30 Sevak Mkrtchyan, Rice University, "Asymptotic properties of Schur-Weyl duality"
    • 11:30 Vadim Kaloshin, Penn State University, "Diffusion along mean motion resonance for the restricted planar three body problem"


    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 from College 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 Giovanni Forni ( by March 1 indicating the nights you want to stay; do not make a reservation directly with the Quality Inn. If you want to share a room and do not have a roommate, we will find one for you. After March 1st until March 25th, you should still be able to reserve a room at the Quality Inn at the conference rate by calling the hotel directly. A block of rooms is reserved (until March 25th) for conference participants.


    Mailing List

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

    Conference Organizers

    • Giovanni Forni (gforni AT
    • Bill Goldman (wmg AT

    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 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.

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    Department of Mathematics
    The University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742

    Friday, April 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM - Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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