Anatole Katok Center for Dynamical Systems and Geometry



  • To stimulate research in the theory of dynamical systems and related areas at Penn State.
  • To serve as a forum for exchange of ideas and discussion of achievements within the world-wise dynamical systems community.
  • To forster interaction, exchange of ideas and joint projects between mathematicians and researchers in other areas interested in non-linear dynamics. To disseminate the knowledge of the achievements in dynamical systems theory within the scientific community.
  • To contribute to the training of the next generation of researchers in dynamical systems and related areas.


  • Michael Brin, Sergey Ferleger and Alexey Kononenko made major donations to support the Center of Dynamical Systems and Geometry which is now named after Anatole Katok.   Full story.  Additional financial support of the Center comes from the Eberly College of Science at Penn State.
  • The 29th Fall meeting of the Semi-annual Workshop in Dynamics and Related topics will take place on October 4-7, 2018. 
  • Zhiren Wang received NSF CAREER grant.
  • Michael Hochman was awarded the 2018 Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems.
  • Lewis Bowen was awarded the 2017 Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems.
  • Frederico Rodriguez Hertz received 2017 Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement.

Director of the Center: Yakov Pesin  (,  Distiguished Professor of Mathematics.

Penn State Mathematics Department, McAllister Building, University Park, State College, PA 16802
Phone (814) 865-7527 / Fax (814) 865-3735