SMS scnews item created by Milena Radnovic at Thu 20 Mar 2014 1158
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Fifth International Conference and School Geometry, Dynamics, Integrable Systems – GDIS 2014: Bicentennial of The Great Poncelet Theorem and Billiard Dynamics

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing Fifth International Conference and School Geometry, Dynamics, Integrable Systems GDIS 2014: Bicentennial of The Great Poncelet Theorem and Billiard Dynamics", to be held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 16 June to 27 June 2014.

The first week on the activity is devoted to a school that will give an overview of recent developments and interrelations between geometry and dynamical systems, with a special focus on mathematical billiards and integrable systems. The school will provide a background in algebraic geometry, theory of measured foliations and flat surfaces, the discrete integrable systems, 2-2 correspondences, the QRT maps, and the mechanical background of the billiard systems.
The second week will be an international conference, where leading experts will report on the newest developments in the field of integrable dynamical systems and their geometry. The event will mark the bicentennial of the great Poncelet theorem.

Topics: Mathematical Billiards, Flat surfaces and exchange transformations, Classical Integrable Systems, Algebro-Geometric Methods in Dynamical Systems, Nonholonomic mechanics, Rigid-Body and Multi-Body Dynamics

Invited Lecturers include: Vladimir Dragovic (UT Dallas, USA/MI SANU, Serbia), Marcelo Viana (IMPA, Brazil) and Sergey Tabachnikov (Penn State, PA, USA).

Invited Speakers include: Alain Albouy (IMCCE-CNRS, Paris, France), Sergey Bolotin (U. Wisconsin, Madison, USA), Alexey Borisov (ICS, Udmurt SU, Russia), Monique Chyba (U. Hawaii, USA), Holger Dullin (U. Sydney, Australia), Yuri Fedorov (UPC, Barcelona, Spain), Borislav Gajic (MI SANU, Serbia), Bozidar Jovanovic (MI SANU, Serbia), Alexander Kilin (ICS, Udmurt SU, Russia), Boris Khesin (U. Toronto, Canada), Valery Kozlov (Russian Acad. Sci.), Ivan Mamaev (ICS, Udmurt SU, Russia), Andrey Mironov (Sobolev IM, Novosibirsk, Russia), Milena Radnovic (U. Sydney, Australia/MI SANU, Serbia), Vered Rom-Kedar (Weizmann IS, Rehovot, Israel), Peter Topalov (Northeastern U., MA, USA), Dmitry Treschev (Steklov, Russia), Jean-Claude Zambrini (GFMUL, U. Lisbon, Portugal).

Participation: Students from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the Activity. As it will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of that language. Although the main purpose of the Centre is to help researchers from developing nations through a programme of training activities within the framework of international cooperation, students and scientists from developed countries are also welcome to attend. There is no registration fee.

How to apply: The application form can be accessed at the activity website: http://cdsagenda5.ictp.it/full_display.php?email=0&ida=a13202

Deadline: 31 March 2014


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