
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 

February 14, 2016  
WORKSHOP
ON GEOMETRY, DYNAMICS, AND MECHANICS IN HONOUR OF THE 60th BIRTHDAY
OF J.E. MARSDEN

Schedule of Talks 

Wednesday August 7

Session chair: S. Shkoller, University of California, Davis 
8:158:45  REGISTRATION and CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
8:459:00

Welcoming Remarks: P. Newton, University of Southern California 
9:009:50

A. Marsden, Stanford University Shape optimization for trailing edge noise reduction 
10:0010:25

T. Hughes, Stanford University Multiscale methods in turbulence 
10:3011:00

MORNING BREAK 
11:0011:50

A. Chorin, UC Berkeley Prediction and renormalization 
11:501:30

LUNCH BREAK 
1:301:55

D. Holm, Los Alamos National
Lab Introduction to Averaged, Regularized, NavierStokes Equations for Large Eddy Simulations of Turbulence 
2:002:50

S. Antman, University of Maryland Analytic consequences of incompressibility 
3:003:30

AFTERNOON BREAK 
3:304:20

P. Holmes, Princeton University Low dimensional models of turbulent plane Couette flow 
4:255:15

K. Kirchgaessner, Universitat
Stuttgart Dispersive dynamics in Euler systems and stability of 2D gravity solitary waves 
5:205:45

E. Knobloch, UC Berkeley Nearly inviscid Faraday waves 
6:008:00

Wine & Cheese Reception Sponsored by SpringerVerlag 
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Thursday August 8

Session chair: P. Newton, University of Southern California 
9:0010:00  CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
10:0010:25

M.Oritz, California Institute
of Technology Asynchronous variational integrators 
10:3011:00

MORNING BREAK 
11:0011:50

L. Sirovich, Mt. Sinai School
of Medicine On the dynamics of cortical populations 
11:501:30

LUNCH BREAK 
1:302:20

M. Lo, California Institute
of Technology The development of the interplanetry superhighway 
2:302:55

R. Montgomery, UC
Santa Cruz Variational methods for the Newtonian Nbody problem 
2:553:30

AFTERNOON BREAK 
3:304:20

M. Dellnitz, University of Paderborn Set oriented numerical methods in space mission design 
4:304:55

M. Golubitsky, University of
Houston Pattern formation on the visual cortex 
5:005:25

J. Scheurle, Technische Universitat
Munchen On normal form computations 
No Dinner Plans Scheduled


Friday August 9

Session chair: T. Ratiu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 
8:309:00  CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
9:009:50

A. Newell, University of Arizona
and University of Warwick Global description of patterns far from onset: Convection in a large elliptical container 
9:5510:45

R. Brockett, Harvard
University The Weyl group as a symmetry group for subriemannian geodesics 
10:4511:15

MORNING BREAK 
11:1512:05

P. Krishnaprasad, University
of Maryland Interactions on Lie groups 
12:051:30

LUNCH BREAK 
1:302:20

R. Murray, California Institute
of Technology Nonlinear control of Lagrangian systems 
2:253:15

J. Sniatycki, University
of Calgary Reduction of symmetries in dynamics 
3:153:30

AFTERNOON BREAK 
3:304:20

M. Levi, Penn State University New observations on parametric resonance zones and geometry of symplectic matrices 
4:255:15

P. Garcia Perez, Universidad
Complutense de Madrid PoincareCartan forms in Vakonomic mechanics: generalization to field theory 
6:00 reception
7:00 dinner 
Fields Institute Banquet held
at The Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St., just east of Spadina St.
Dinner chair: A. Weinstein, University of California, Berkeley 


Saturday August 10

Session chair: A. Bloch, University of Michigan 
8:309:00  CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
9:009:50

A. Weinstein, UC Berkeley 
9:5510:45

J. Duistermaat, Utrecht
University Second order contact of minimal surfaces 
10:4511:15

MORNING BREAK 
11:1511:40

A. Fischer, UC Santa
Cruz Conformal volume collapse of 3manifolds and the reduced Einstein flow 
11:4512:10

R. Littlejohn, UC Berkeley Gauge theory of small vibrations in polyatomic molecules 
12:101:30

LUNCH BREAK 
1:302:20  B. Kostant, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology Convexity theorems and the order closure of nilpotent orbits 
2:303:20  J. Isenberg, University of Oregon Gluing wormholes onto your spacetime 
3:304:00  AFTERNOON BREAK 
4:004:25  M. Gotay, University of Hawaii Obstructions to quantizing semisimple basic algebras 
4:30  Conclusion of workshop 
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