SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM ACTIVITY
|December 13, 2013|
E. Bierstone (Toronto), H. Hofer (IAS), B. Khesin (Toronto), A. Khovanskii (Toronto), S.Tabachnikov (Penn State and ICERM), A. Varchenko (North Carolina)
Vladimir Igorevich Arnold, 19372010, was one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. He has made fundamental contributions to numerous fields of mathematics, including dynamical systems, classical mechanics, singularity theory, algebraic geometry, topology and catastrophe theory. In 1957, at the age of 19, Arnold, together with his teacher A. N. Kolmogorov, solved Hilberts 13th problem on representation of continuous functions. The results contained in his doctoral thesis Small denominators and stability problems in classical and celestial mechanics became one of the cornerstones of the famous KAM theory, named after its creators Kolmogorov, Arnold, and Moser. Arnold's monographs Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics and Ordinary Differential Equations became classical university textbooks.
The conference "Legacy of Vladimir Arnold" to be held
at the Fields Institute will celebrate the work and life of this
distinguished mathematician and remarkable human being. In addition
to research talks it will host an evening round table devoted to
Arnold's problems and open problems in related areas, as well as
an evening session for high school students.