2019 Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics


The 30th Fall meeting of the

 Semi-annual Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

 will take place on

September 26-29, 2019

 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.


8th MICHAEL BRIN PRIZE in DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS will be awarded on Saturday, September 28th. Saturday afternoon session will feature the award ceremony and two talks dedicated to award winning work and other achievements of the winner. 

A banquet will be held on Friday, September 27th at 7:00pm.
The Gardens Restaurant
Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803


Special session speakers:

Danijela Damjanovic, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Stokholm

Ralf Spatzier, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Kurt Vinhage, Penn State University

Invited Speakers for the general sessions:

Keith Burns, Northwestern University

Clark Butler, Institute for Advanced Study

Vaughn Climenhaga, University of Houston

Manfred Denker, University of Göttingen

Sebastian Gouëzel, CNRS & Nantes University

Giovanni Forni, University of Maryland, College Park

Raphaël Krikorian, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Davi Obata, Université Paris-Sud

Federico Rodriguez Hertz, Penn State University

Mark Pollicott, Warwick University & Aix Provence

Rodrigo Treviño, University of Maryland, College Park

Zhenqi Wang, Michigan State University

In addition, there will be parallel sessions of short talks by graduate students and postdocs and 

poster sessions.


Svetlana Katok (sxk37@psu.edu)


Yakov Pesin (pesin@math.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 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 Days Inn (for Faculty and Grad Students). Please call hotel phone number listed - code will not work with the online system.

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

Days Inn: # 1-800-258-3297 or 814-238-8454. Reference group code 092519PSU.  Rates are $94+tax/night on 9/25/19 & 9/26/19 and $124+tax/night on 9/27/19 & 9/28/19.  **Reservations must be made on or before August 26, 2019.

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.

Parking: The parking lot Brown BC on Pollock Rd. across from the Mathematics Department cannot be used at any time without permit anymore. The HUB parking desk would be the closest option for visitors.