SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

October 26, 2014

WORKSHOP ON GEOMETRY, DYNAMICS, AND MECHANICS IN HONOUR OF THE 60th BIRTHDAY OF J.E. MARSDEN
August 7- 10, 2002

Held at the Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 2nd Floor, room 230

Schedule of Talks

Wednesday August 7
Session chair: S. Shkoller, University of California, Davis
8:15-8:45 REGISTRATION and CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45-9:00
Welcoming Remarks:
P. Newton, University of Southern California
9:00-9:50
A. Marsden, Stanford University
Shape optimization for trailing edge noise reduction
10:00-10:25
T. Hughes, Stanford University
Multiscale methods in turbulence
10:30-11:00
MORNING BREAK
11:00-11:50
A. Chorin, UC Berkeley
Prediction and renormalization
11:50-1:30
LUNCH BREAK
1:30-1:55
D. Holm, Los Alamos National Lab
Introduction to Averaged, Regularized, Navier-Stokes Equations for Large Eddy Simulations of Turbulence
2:00-2:50
S. Antman, University of Maryland
Analytic consequences of incompressibility
3:00-3:30
AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30-4:20
P. Holmes, Princeton University
Low dimensional models of turbulent plane Couette flow
4:25-5:15
K. Kirchgaessner, Universitat Stuttgart
Dispersive dynamics in Euler systems and stability of 2D gravity solitary waves
5:20-5:45
E. Knobloch, UC Berkeley
Nearly inviscid Faraday waves
6:00-8:00
Wine & Cheese Reception Sponsored by Springer-Verlag
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Thursday August 8
Session chair: P. Newton, University of Southern California
9:00-10:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
10:00-10:25
M.Oritz, California Institute of Technology
Asynchronous variational integrators
10:30-11:00
MORNING BREAK
11:00-11:50
L. Sirovich, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
On the dynamics of cortical populations
11:50-1:30
LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:20
M. Lo, California Institute of Technology
The development of the interplanetry superhighway
2:30-2:55
R. Montgomery, UC Santa Cruz
Variational methods for the Newtonian N-body problem
2:55-3:30
AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30-4:20
M. Dellnitz, University of Paderborn
Set oriented numerical methods in space mission design
4:30-4:55
M. Golubitsky, University of Houston
Pattern formation on the visual cortex
5:00-5:25
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
8:30-9:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00-9:50
A. Newell, University of Arizona and University of Warwick
Global description of patterns far from onset: Convection in a large elliptical container
9:55-10:45
R. Brockett, Harvard University
The Weyl group as a symmetry group for subriemannian geodesics
10:45-11:15
MORNING BREAK
11:15-12:05
P. Krishnaprasad, University of Maryland
Interactions on Lie groups
12:05-1:30
LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:20
R. Murray, California Institute of Technology
Nonlinear control of Lagrangian systems
2:25-3:15
J. Sniatycki, University of Calgary
Reduction of symmetries in dynamics
3:15-3:30
AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30-4:20
M. Levi, Penn State University
New observations on parametric resonance zones and geometry of symplectic matrices
4:25-5:15
P. Garcia Perez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Poincare-Cartan 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
 

Banquet talk 1: W. Shadwick
Banquet talk 2: A. Tromba

 
Saturday August 10
Session chair: A. Bloch, University of Michigan
8:30-9:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00-9:50

A. Weinstein, UC Berkeley
The geometry of momentum

9:55-10:45
J. Duistermaat, Utrecht University
Second order contact of minimal surfaces
10:45-11:15
MORNING BREAK
11:15-11:40
A. Fischer, UC Santa Cruz
Conformal volume collapse of 3-manifolds and the reduced Einstein flow
11:45-12:10
R. Littlejohn, UC Berkeley
Gauge theory of small vibrations in polyatomic molecules
12:10-1:30
LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:20 B. Kostant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Convexity theorems and the order closure of nilpotent orbits
2:30-3:20 J. Isenberg, University of Oregon
Gluing wormholes onto your spacetime
3:30-4:00 AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00-4:25 M. Gotay, University of Hawaii
Obstructions to quantizing semisimple basic algebras
4:30 Conclusion of workshop
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