2018 Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics


The 29th Fall meeting of the

 Semi-annual Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

 will take place on

October 4 - 7, 2018

 at the Penn State University Park campus

This workshop first met at Penn State University in the spring of 1991. It has been hosted by Penn State University each fall since then, and each spring since 1992 by the University of Maryland, and is jointly sponsored by the two institutions.   The basic funding of the workshop is provided by an NSF grant.  Additional funding for this meeting is provided by the Anatole Katok Center for Dynamical Systems and Geometry at Penn State, Eberly College of Science and Department of Mathematics at Penn State.

This meeting is dedicated to the memory of Anatole Katok.



The 2nd Michael Brin Dynamical Systems Prize for Young Mathematicians will be presented on Saturday, October 6.

The joint Workshop and Department of Mathematics Colloquium talk
will be given on Thursday, October 4, by Giovanni Forni.

A banquet will be held on Friday, October 5.



Invited Speakers:

Danijela Damjanovic, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Manfred Einsiedler, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Alex Eskin, University of Chicago
Bassam Fayad, CNRS, IMJ-PRG, France 
Giovanni Forni, University of Maryland 
Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University
Helmut Hofer, Institute for Advanced Study
Svetlana Katok, Pennsylvania State University
Raphael Krikorian, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France 
Elon Lindenstrauss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Hee Oh, Yale University
Peter Sarnak, Princeton University and Institute for Advanced Study
Ralf Spatzier, University of Michigan  
Jean Paul Thouvenot, LPSM Sorbonne Université, France
Benjamin Weiss,  Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Amie Wilkinson, University of Chicago



Yakov Pesin (pesin@math.psu.edu)
Federico Rodriguez Hertz (hertz@math.psu.edu)
Victoria Sadovskaya (sadovskaya@psu.edu)


Conference Staff Assistant:

Natasha Urbanik (nzu10@psu.edu)



If you decided to participate in the conference, please, register at your earliest possible convenience by filling out the Registration form and submitting it electronically.



Participants will stay at the Sleep Inn and Days Inn.  Participants should make their own hotel reservations and guarantee with a valid credit card.  Guests will pay for their own lodging at the hotel during checkout.  A block of rooms are set aside at the Sleep Inn (for Grad Students) and Days Inn (for Faculty). Please call hotel phone number listed - codes will not work with the online system.

The Conference Speakers will stay at the Atherton Hotel.  Reservations will be made by the Department.

Sleep Inn: # 814-235-1020. Reference group code DSW 2018. Rates are $69.99+tax/night for 2 double beds or $65.99+tax/night for 1 Queen bed.  **Reservations must be made on or before September 18, 2018.

Days Inn: # 1-800-258-3297 or 814-238-8454. Reference group code 100318PSU.  Rates are $94+tax/night on 10/3/18 & 10/4/18 and $124+tax/night on 10/5/18 & 10/6/18.  **Reservations must be made on or before September 5, 2018.

Should you decide change your arrival/depature dates or if you should decide not to attend, please contact the hotel directly.  Please note: cancellation fees, early depature fees and no-show policies effective.

PLEASE NOTE:  We would appreciate it if you could pay your lodging from your own grants to help provide additional support for young people to attend.  However, we are able to provide partial support which normally consists of reimbursement of a shared double room (room & tax only).

Click here for detailed University Park campus map listing individual buildings. General information about State College including restaurant guides, hotel information, maps, weather forecast, etc. is available here.  Travel instructions can be obtained from maps.google.com .

You may be interested in browsing the Anatole Katok Center for Dynamical Systems and Geometry webpage. There you will find our seminar schedule, list of special events, publications of group members, courses information.