Current Trends in Dynamical Systems and the Mathematical Legacy of Rufus Bowen
- Start Date: 07/30/2017
- End Date: 08/04/2017
University of British Columbia
The conference will focus on areas of current interest that are broadly related to the work of Rufus Bowen.
In addition to several invited talks, there will be other opportunities for participants to contribute: a poster session and at least one session on progress on a list of 157 open problems from Rufus Bowen's notebook. The organizers will soon post a website that contains statements of each problem with a feature that allows people to comment on progress.
Lewis Bowen, University of Texas
Jérôme Buzzi, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay
Jean-René Chazottes, CPHT, École Polytechnique
Vaughn Climenhaga, University of Houston
Ursula Hamenstädt, Universität Bonn
Mike Hochman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Anatole Katok, Pennsylvania State University
Ronnie Pavlov, University of Denver
Yakov Pesin, Pennsylvania State University
Mark Pollicott, University of Warwick
Enrique Pujals, IMPA
Ian Putnam, University of Victoria
David Ruelle, IHES
Omri Sarig, Weizmann Institute
Caroline Series, University of Warwick
Steve Smale, University of California at Berkeley
Masato Tsujii, Kyushu University
Benjamin Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lai-sang Young, Courant Institute, NYU
We will begin with an optional "meet and greet" on the evening of Sunday July 30th. The program for Monday July 31, to Friday August 4 will consist of 19 talks, a poster session, problem sessions focused on Rufus' Notebook, a Rufus remembrance session, some catered lunches and a hike on Wednesday afternoon. The conference will end on Friday at 5PM.
A list of participants who have signed up for this event can be found here.
The Bowen Notebook s dedicated to the memory of Rufus Bowen (1947-1978). On it, you will find an interactive interface to the 157 mathematical problems he left behind in his notebook. The mission of this site is to continue the discussion of these problems by allowing users to enter comments. Each problem has been deciphered and transcribed and is presented along with comments on its current status.
John Franks, Northwestern University
Kostya Khanin, University of Toronto
François Ledrappier, University of Notre Dame and Université Paris 6
Douglas Lind, University of Washington
Brian Marcus, University of British Columbia
July 30th - August 4th, 2017
Application for Funding (Travel and Accommodation):
Requests for travel funding (travel and accommodation) are now being accepted A limited amount of funding is available to participants; applicants should try to find alternative sources of funding to complement the amounts they may receive from the conference. Priority for funding will go to graduate students, postdocs and those without access to other sources of funding. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Complete the application process here by January 10, 2017. Applicants will be informed of decisions via email.
You do not need to register or pay the registration fees before you apply for funding.
Registration for this event is now open. This is a two-step process:
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Early Registration: By January 20 2017, 4:00pm
Graduate Students/ Post Docs: $25CAD*
Regular Registration: After January 20, 2017 (or until capacity is reached)
Graduate Students/ Post Docs: $25CAD*
Registration fees help to cover logistical costs of the conference. We encourage you to register early so that we can provide accurate estimates to UBC Accommodation.
*Registration fees remain the same throughout to encourage graduate students and Postdocs to attend this event.
Call for Poster Presentations:
The organizers invite interested participants to submit
an abstract (maximum 200 words, in English) of a proposed poster presentation.
Complete the poster application here by February 28, 2017.
You do not need to register or pay the registration fees before you submit your abstract.
We have made a group reservation for the Rufus Bowen Conference at UBC's new Ponderosa Residence in shared suites with private rooms and also a small number of studio suites. Booking details will be made available soon.
Taxis: Taxis are available outside UBC Ponderosa Residence or by phone at 604-861-1111.
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This conference is also supported in part, through a generous contribution by Misha Brin.
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