SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM ACTIVITY

October 22, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES


November 24-28, 2014
Conference
Legacy of Vladimir Arnold
at
Fields Institute, 222 College St., Toronto

Local Organization Committee
M. Boyko, I. Gorbovickis, L. Kadets,
B. Khesin, A. Khovanskii, J. Mracek,
S. Tabachnikov, V.Vladimirov

Scientific Committee
E. Bierstone (Toronto), H. Hofer (IAS), B. Khesin (Toronto), A. Khovanskii (Toronto), S.Tabachnikov (Penn State and ICERM), A. Varchenko (North Carolina)

OVERVIEW

Vladimir Igorevich Arnold, 1937–2010, 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 Hilbert’s 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 session for high school students on Tuesday, November 25 and an evening round table devoted to open problems on Thursday, November 27.

Arnold's 60th anniversary conference, ArnoldFest, was held at the Fields Institute in 1997.

Proceeding of the conference will be published in the "Arnold mathematical journal", a recently established journal based in the Stony Brook University, covering a broad range of mathematical domains. Deadline for submission: November 28, 2014.

Invited Participants include:

Bogoyavlenskij, Oleg -- Queen's University
Buchstaber, Victor -- Russian Academy of Science
Chmutov, Sergei -- Ohio State University
Domokos, Gabor -- Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dragovic, Vladimir -- University of Texas - Dallas
Eliashberg, Yakov -- Stanford University
Etingof, Pavel -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ferrand, Emmanuel -- University Joseph Fourier
Fuchs, Dmitry -- University of California, Davis
Gabrielov, Andrei -- Purdue University
Ginzburg, Victor -- University of California
Givental, Alexander -- University of California, Berkeley
Goryunov, Victor -- The University of Liverpool
Gusein-Zade, Sabir -- Moscow State University
Ilyashenko, Yulij -- Cornell University
Kaloshin, Vadim -- University of Maryland
Kazarian, Maxim -- Steklov Institute of Mathematics
Kharlamov, Vyacheslav -- Université de Strasbourg
Lando, Sergei -- Higher School of Economics
Misiolek, Gerard -- University of Notre Dame
Moffatt, Keith -- University of Cambridge
Polyak, Michael -- Technion
Scherbak, Inna -- Tel-Aviv University
Shapiro, Boris -- Stockholm University
Shapiro, Michael -- Michigan State University
Shnirelman, Alexander -- Concordia University
Vainshtein, Alexander -- University of Haifa
Vassiliev, Victor -- Russian Academy of Science
Vershik, Anatoly -- Steklov Institute of Mathematics, St. Petersburg
Villani, Cédric -- Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Viro, Oleg -- Stony Brook University
Vladimirov, Vladimir -- University of York
Zorich, Anton -- Université de Paris 7

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