April 27, 2017

The Falling Cat and Related Problems

Sunday, March 8 - Tuesday, March 10, 1992

This workshop is devoted to the dynamics and control of freely rotating systems of rigid bodies and related mathematical problems arising from the age-old question of how a cat always manages to land on its feet.

Invited Speakers Include:

J. Ballieul (Boston)
A. Bloch (Ohio State)
O. Bogoyavlensij (Fields Institute)
M. Enos (Fields Institute)
Z. Ge (Fields Institute)
M. Levi (Rensselaer Polytech)
V. J. Modi (UBC)
R. Montgomery (UC Santa Cruz)
G. Patrick (Saskatchewan)
R. Murray (Cal Tech)
T. Posbergh (Minnesota)
Y. Rui (Maryland)

There will be a concurrent lecture series by the Institute Director, Jerrold E. Marsden, on "Geometry and Control of Coupled Structures."