2017 Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics


The 28th Fall meeting of the

 Semi-annual Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

 will take place on

October 5 - 8, 2017

It will be dedicated to the 70th birthdays of

Michael Brin and Yakov Pesin

 All lectures will be at the Mathematics Department (McAllister building)

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 Center for Dynamics and Geometry at Penn State.

A SPECIAL SESSION  dedicated to the 70th birthday of YAKOV PESIN

will take place on Friday, October 6


will be awarded on Saturday, October 7


will be given by Carlangelo Liverani

The lectures will take place on Thursday, October 5, at the Department of Mathematics Colloquium and in the morning sessions on Saturday and Sunday

A BANQUET in honor of Michael Brin and Yakov Pesin

will be held on Friday, October 6


Confirmed Speakers: 

Alex Blumenthal, University of Maryland
Lewis Bowen, University of Texas, Austin
Clark Butler, University of Chicago
Vaughn Climenhaga, University of Houston
Kasun Fernando, University of Maryland
Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University
Carlangelo Liverani, University of Rome II, Italy
Shahriar Mirzadeh, Brandeis University
Sheldon Newhouse, Michigan State University
Enrique Pujals,  IMPA, Brazil
Victoria Sadovskaya, Pennsylvania State University
Domokos Szasz, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dan Thompson, Ohio State University
Amie Wilkinson, University  of Chicago


Federico Rodriguez Hertz (hertz@math.psu.edu)
Victoria Sadovskaya (sadovskaya@psu.edu)
Zhiren Wang (zhirenw@psu.edu)
Vaughn Climenhaga (climenha@math.uh.edu) is a co-organizer of  the special session dedicated to Yakov Pesin's birthday

Conference Staff Assistant:

Deanna M. Confer (dml21@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,  Days Inn, and Atherton  Hotels.  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), Days Inn (for Faculty) and The Atherton Hotel (for Conference Speakers).  Please call hotel phone number listed - codes will not work with the online system.

Sleep Inn:  # 814-235-1020- Reference group code DSW 2017.   Rates are $65+tax/night.  **Reservations must be made on or before September 19, 2017.

Days Inn:  # 1-800-258-3297 or 814-238-8454- Reference group code CGDYNA.  Rates are $94+tax/night on 10/4/17 and 10/5/17 and $134+tax/night on 10/6/17 and 10/7/17.  **Reservations must be made on or before September 6, 2017.

The Atherton Hotel:  We will provide rooming list, please contact Conference Organizers.  Rates are $95+tax/night on 10/4/17 and 10/5/17 and $160+tax/night on 10/6/17 and 10/7/17. 

Should you decide to change your arrival/departure days or if you should decide not to attend, please contact the hotel directly.  Please note:  cancellation fees, early departure 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).

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