Department of Computer Science & Mathematics

Topology Research Group

Nipissing University
May 17-22, 2010

Workshops on Recent Advances in Topological and Measure-Theoretic Methods in Dynamical Systems

Sponsored by Fields Institute and the
National Science Foundation

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The workshop page at Fields institute (including on-line registration and application for travel support for students and PDF)

Invited speakers Abstracts Schedule
Contacts Accommodation Travel information

Videostreaming and Videos of the Workshop Lectures

Organizing Committee: Alexandre Karassev (Nipissing), John C. Mayer (U. of Alabama, Birmingham), Lex Overstegeen (U. of Alabama, Birmingham), Murat Tuncali (Nipissing), Vesko Valov (Nipissing), Tzvetalin Vassilev (Nipissing)

The workshops are the 8th in the sequence of annual workshops traditionally held in the month of May at Nipissing University. Among our participants, we expect to have a number of prominent mathematicians from Canada, USA and abroad. In the past, the topics of workshops were primarily around general and geometric topology and related areas. The workshops held in May 2008 focused on the areas where topology, algebra, analysis and dynamical systems intersect. In this workshop we plan to focus on topological and measure-theoretic methods in dynamical systems.

A list of possible topics includes:
  • Topological and measure-theoretic properties of attractors and basin boundaries
  • Complex dynamics and complex topology
  • Measure-theoretic properties of Julia sets of rational and entire maps
  • Topological models for Julia sets of rational and entire maps
  • Buried points of Julia sets and their topological and measure-theoretic properties
  • Minimal maps on manifolds
  • Dynamics of infinite dimensional groups
Structure of workshops

The workshops will be for five days. There will be three or four one-hour talks each day. Some of the speakers will give a series of lectures and some may give only one lecture. However, the format of the workshops is designed to maximize the interaction among the participants beyond the lectures. In addition, we plan to have a 1-hour question-and-answer meeting for junior researchers and students with the day's speakers each afternoon.

Travel support funding for students and postdoctoral fellows is provided by the Fields Institute.

Invited speakers

  • Alexander Blokh (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
  • Semeon Bogatyi (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
  • Clinton Curry (SUNY-Stony Brook)
  • Vitaly Fedorchuk (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
  • Logan Hoehn (University of Toronto)
  • Kazuhiro Kawamura (Tsukuba University, Japan)
  • Pawel Krupski (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Krystyna Kuperberg (Auburn University)
  • Lex Oversteegen (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
  • Vladimir Pestov (University of Ottawa)
  • Ihor Stasyuk (Nipissing)
  • Vladimir Todorov (The University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Mariusz Urbanski (University of North Texas, Denton)
  • Michael Yampolsky (Univeristy of Toronto)
  • James A. Yorke (University of Maryland)

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To book a room in one of the University Residences, please fill out the reservation form.


You can also contact Michelle Walker, manager of Conference Services. The contact information is below.

Michelle Walker
Manager, Conference Services
Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, ON
P1B 8L7
tel: (705) 474-3450, ext. 4245
fax: (705) 474-4888

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Travel information

Nipissing University is located in North Bay, Ontario

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By Air: Less than 10 minutes from Nipissing University, North Bay's
Jack Garland Airport is a thoroughly modern facility with daily flights from Toronto and Ottawa.

By Bus: There are regular bus routes from Toronto and Ottawa to North Bay, operated by several carriers. There is a bus which departures directly from Toronto Pearson Airport to North Bay. It is operated by Northern Airport Services. It takes approximately 4 hours to get to North Bay. Reservation is required in order to get on the bus. To make a reservation or find more information please call 1-705-474-7942  or 1-800-461-4219

By Car: North Bay lies on the intersection of two major highways. It takes about 4-hour drive to get here from Toronto (Highway 11, 340 km) and from Ottawa (Highway 17, 370 km).

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