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1999 IMA PI Summer Program for Graduate Students

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1999 IMA PI Summer Program for Graduate Students:
"Dynamical Systems & Applications"


Pennsylvania State University

June 7 - July 2, 1999

The summer 1999 program, DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS , was held at Pennsylvania State University. Mark Levi was the organizer. A schedule and list of topics is as follows.
Lecture Program for June 7-July 2, 1999
Week
Lecturer
Topic
June 7-11 Helmut Hofer
Courant Institute
Hamiltonian Dynamics, Variational Principles and Symplectic Invariants
June 14-18 Dima Burago
Pennsylvania State University
Geometric Introduction to Control Theory
June 21-25 Anatole Katok
Pennsylvania State University
Introduction to the Modern Theory of Dynamical Systems
June 28-July 2 Jeff Xia
Northwestern
Celestial Mechanics

The program involves two hours of lectures each morning followed by informal or problem sessions in the afternoons. Every Monday evening there is a social event. The intense month long program allows the students to learn from and interact with the visiting speakers and one another. A certain camaraderie and sense of inclusion is fostered among the students by the chance to work closely with distinguished mathematicians over a lengthy period in a warm social and intellectual atmosphere. Student evaluations of the program are very positive. This is a good example of an excellent program available through the PIs that no one institution could provide.

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