The Center for Dynamics and Geometry at Penn State has a strong and active group working in the broad spectrum of disciplines related to the theory of Dynamical Systems and Geometry. At present, our Dynamics and Geometry group consists of a large group of faculty members and fifteen graduate students. Our program includes a weekly Dynamics and a weekly Geometry seminar, a graduate student seminar, special lecture series, graduate and undergraduate courses, and a major annual workshop in Dynamical Systems. The group members actively participate in the organization and teaching in an innovative semester-long MASS Program for undergraduate students from U.S. colleges and universities which started in the Fall of 1996.
The group members have a wide range of complementing and overlapping research interests that include smooth ergodic theory, dimension theory, abstract ergodic theory, topological dynamics, low dimensional dynamics, KAM theory, Riemannian geometry, geometry of Alexandrov spaces, symplectic geometry and topology, geodesic flows, dynamics of singular spaces, conformal dynamical systems, dynamics of large group actions, mechanics, rigidity theory and its applications to number theory, lattice systems, spectral theory on manifolds, and applications to physics, engineering, and biology. This combination of interests and activities has allowed us to create a flourishing world center of research and education.