SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

April 16, 2014

From Dynamics to Complexity
A conference celebrating the work of Mike Shub

May 07-11, 2012

held at the Bahen Centre, Room 1180
(map)
(Bahen is located behind Fields,directly north)


Program
Monday-- Morning Session, BA 1180
9:00-9:25 Morning Coffee and Onsite Registration
9:25-9:30 Welcome Address
9:30-10:20 Shmuel Weinberger
From Complexity to Geometry: Disordered Solids.
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:50 Amie Wilkinson
Around the Pugh-Shub conjectures
LUNCH BREAK

Dynamics
Session,
BA 1180

Complexity
Session
, BA1170
14:00-14:50 Charles Pugh
Holder foliations, revisited
14:15-15:00 Jonathan Hauenstein
Certification and applications of solutions to polynomial-exponential systems
15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:00 *Please see note below
16:00-16:30
16:35-17:20 Ke Zhang
Arnold Diffusion via Invariant Cylinders and Mather Variational Method
16:35-17:20 Maurice Rojas
Solving a Real Analogue of Smale's 17th Problem
slides
Tuesday -- Morning Session BA 1180
9:00-9:30 Morning Coffee and Onsite Registration
9:30-10:20 Francois Ledrappier
Entropies and rigidities of compact manifolds
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:50

Peter Burgisser
Condition of convex optimization and spherical intrinsic volumes
slides

LUNCH BREAK
 

Dynamics
Session.
BA 1180

Complexity
Session,
BA 1170
14:00-14:50 Jana Rodriguez Hertz
Partial hyperbolicity and the topology of 3-manifolds
slides
14:15-15:00 Cynthia Vinzant
The central curve of a linear program
slides
15:00-15:30 Tea at the Fields Institute
15:30-16:00  
16:00-16:30
16:35-17:20 Sylvain Crovisier
Newhouse phenomenon, homoclinic tangencies and uniformity of extremal bundles
16:35-17:20 Dennis Amenlunxen
Intrinsic volumes of symmetric cones
slides
17:20-18:00

Diego Armentano
Smale's Fundamental Theorem of Algebra reconsidered

slides

Wednesday-- BA 1180
9:00-9:30 Morning Coffee
9:30-10:20 Carlos Beltran
A mathematician's foray into signal processing
slides
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:50 Rafael de la Llave
Manifolds on the verge of a regularity breadown
Lunch Break
15:00-15:30 Tea at the Fields Institute
15:40-16:30

Lenore Blum
Mike Shub and Alan Turning and the Other Teheory of Computation

16:30-17:20 Federico Rodriguez Hertz
The mathematical work of Mike Shub in Dynamics
17:40-18:30 Felipe Cucker
The work of Mike Shub in Complexity Theory
slides
18:30-19:00 Arieh Iserles
Mike Shub and the history of FoCM

19:30 Banquet dinner, tickets required.
Thursday -- Morning Session BA 1180
9:00-9:30 Morning Coffee
9:30-10:20 Pascal Koiran
Progress on the real tau conjecture
slides
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:50 Saugata Basu
A B-S-S analogue of Valiant: complexity theory of constructible functions and sheaves
LUNCH BREAK

Dynamics
Session,
BA1180

Complexity
Session,
BA 1170
13:50-14:40 Keith Burns
Ergodicity of the Weil-Petersson geodesic flow
14:00-14:45 Javier Peña
A primal-dual smooth perceptron-von Neumann algorithm
slides
14:50-15:40 Yosef Yomdin
Algebraic Geometry and Analysis in study of periodic trajectories of ODE's.
14:50-15:35 Klaus Meer
Almost transparent short proofs for NP over the reals
slides
15:40-16:10 Tea at Bahen Centre
16:10-17:00 Andrew Torok,
Transitivity of nilpotent extensions of hyperbolic systems
16:10-16:55 Luis Miguel Pardo
Metric Aspects in Algebraic Geometry (on the Average)
slides
17:10-18:00

Carles Simó,
A global study of 2D dissipative diffeomorphisms with a
homoclinic figure-eight
slides

17:00-17:45 Anton Leykin, Georgia Tech
Robust certified homotopy continuation
Friday -- Morning Session BA 1180
9:30-10:20 Jim Renegar
Optimization, Then and Now
slides
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:50 Enrique Pujals
The Evolutionary Robustness of Forgiveness and Cooperation
LUNCH BREAK

Dynamics
Session,
BA 1180

Complexity
Session,
BA 1170
13:50-14:40 Maria Jose Pacifico
A toy model for flows with equilibria attached to regular orbits
14:00-14:45 Gregorio Malajovich
Condition metric, self-convexity and Smale's 17th problem.
slides and tex of talk
14:50-15:40 Federico Rodriguez Hertz
Arithmeticity and topology for actions of higher rank abelian groups
14:50-15:35 Mike Todd
Exponential gaps in optimization
slides
15:40-16:10 Tea at the Fields Institute


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