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25/03/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, Centro de Análise Matemática, Geometria e Sistemas Dinâmicos e Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica

On the dimension and smoothness of attractors

18/03/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Alexei Davydov, Vladimir State University, Russia

Optimal strategies of time averaged optimization of cyclic motion

We consider dynamic inequalities with locally bounded derivatives on the circle and optimize the time averaged profit along admissible motions which are defined for all nonegative time. We describe the nature of optimal strategies, generic swichings between them when the problem depends additionally from a one dimensional parameter, and also the respective singularities of the averaged profit like a function of the parameter.

11/03/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
David Krejcirik, Centro de Análise Matemática, Geometria e Sistemas Dinâmicos

Bound States in Curved Quantum Layers

We consider a nonrelativistic quantum particle constrained to a curved hard-wall layer of constant width built over a noncompact surface embedded in R3 . Under the assumption that the surface curvatures vanish at infinity, we find sufficient conditions which guarantee the existence of geometrically induced bound states.

25/02/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Dresden

Lower bounds of the topological entropy

One major significance of the topological entropy is its strong relation to other dynamical invariants such as Lyapunov exponents, topological pressure, fractal dimension, and Hausdorff dimension, which provides our primary motivation. Almost all previous investigations of the topological entropy have been concerned with upper bounds. Exact formulas have been derived under strong smoothness assumptions only. In this talk we will give lower bounds of the topological entropy of smooth dynamical systems on Riemannian manifolds which are sharp in some cases. They are formulated in terms of the phase space dimension and of the exponential growth rates of a singular value function of the tangent map. These rates correspond to the deformation of k-volumes and can for instance be estimated in terms of Lyapunov exponents. Examples address Henon maps, linear maps, the geodesic flow on a (not necessarily compact) Riemannian manifold without conjugate points, and skew product systems.

18/02/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, The University of Queensland

The Neumann Problem with Critical Sobolev Exponent

11/02/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Philippe Didier, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay

Partial hyperbolicity, accessibility and stable ergodicity

04/02/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, IME, Universidade de São Paulo

Continuity of attractors varying the domain

28/01/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens

Multifractal analysis of recurrence for smooth dynamical systems

21/01/2003, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Enrico Valdinoci, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

Elliptic tori, periodic solutions and the three body-problem

We prove, under suitable nonresonance conditions, that Hamiltonian systems with invariant elliptic tori possess periodic orbits of longer and longer period which accumulate on such tori. We apply this result to the spatial planetary three-body problem, obtaining periodic orbits accumulating on linearly stable invariant tori for such system. Also, we show that the spatial planetary three-body problem exhibits periodic orbits of any prescribed frequency, provided that the masses of the planets are small enough with respect to the inverse of the period.

16/01/2003, 17:00 — 18:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Jack Hale, Georgia Institute of Technology

Coupled oscillators on a circle

09/01/2003, 11:00 — 12:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Rafael de la Llave, University of Texas, Austin

Rigidity properties of hyperbolic systems preserving conformal structures on the invariant distributions

17/12/2002, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, Instituto Superior Técnico

Morse-Smale Flows and Order Preserving Semigroups

10/12/2002, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, Princeton University

Gromov-Witten theory and integrable systems

03/12/2002, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
James Greenberg, Office of Naval Research, EUA

Congestion on Multilane Highways

26/11/2002, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Maribel Gordon, Universidade da Madeira

Um novo espaço de ultradistribuições

19/11/2002, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Sandra Hayes, Technische Universität München

Detecting chaos using time series

12/11/2002, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, Silesian University, Opava

Various kinds of chaos in compact metric spaces: recent results and open problems

05/11/2002, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Gianluigi Del Magno, Centro de Análise Matemática, Geometria e Sistemas Dinâmicos

Hyperbolic billiards

31/10/2002, 10:00 — 11:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
José I. Burgos Gil, Universitat de Barcelona

Arakelov theory of non compact Shimura varieties

In this talk I will give an introduction to Arakelov Geometry, focusing on the particular problems that appear when extending the theory to toroidal compactifications of noncompact Shimura varieties.

29/10/2002, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Joseph Coffey, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette

Spaces of Positive Sections

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