Midwest/McGehee Dynamical Systems Conference


University of Minnesota
November 1-4, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Satellite Dynamics Conference    
Thursday, November 1 Lind Hall 305 (IMA)  
12:30 Pre-conference Coffee 4th Floor Lind Hall
1:15 Conference Welcome Lind Hall 305 (IMA)
1:30-3:30 Session 1 Celestial Mechanics and Vortices Session Chair: Dick Hall, Boston University
1:30 Richard Moeckel   Further applications of McGehee’s BlowUp Method
2:00 Marshall Hampton   Towards a general approach to the central configuration finiteness problem
2:30 Gareth Roberts   Classifying Four-Body Convex Central Configurations
3:00 Anna Barry   Three-vortex collapse in the surface quasigeostrophic equations
3:30 Coffee Break   4th Floor Lind Hall
4:00-6:00 Session 2 Noninvertible Maps and Relations Session chair: Evelyn Sander, George Mason University
4:00 Evelyn Sander   A Computer-Assisted Study of Red Coral Population Dynamics
4:30 Bruce Peckham   Dynamics of some rational maps of the (real) plane
5:00 Mohamed Elbialy   Stable and Unstable Manifolds for Hyperbolic Bi-Semigroups and the Conley-McGehee Method
5:30 Hinke Osinga   Robust chaos: a tale of blenders, their computation, and their destruction
6:30 - 8:00 Reception/light dinner   The Graduate Hotel
Friday, November 2 Lind Hall 305 (IMA)  
9:00 - 10:00 Light Breakfast and Coffee   4th floor Lind Hall
10:00-11:30 Session 3 Theory and Applications Session chair: Eduardo Tabacman, Somalogic
10:00 Richard Buckalew   Spontaneous wave formation in diffusively coupled Response / Signaling oscillators
10:30 Yannis Kevrekidis   No equations, no variables, no parameters, no space, no time: Data and the modeling of complex systems
11:00 Cordelia McGehee   Assessing the Effect of Chemotherapy on Human Cancer Cell Lines in Vitro
11:30-1:30 Lunch Break    
1:30-3:30 Session 4 Dynamical Sytems in Climate Models Session chair: James Walsh, Oberlin College
1:30 Esther Widiasih   The McGehee Fingerprints in Conceptual Climate Models
2:00 Mary Silber   Noise-induced tipping in a periodically-forced bistable system
2:30 Kaitlin Hill   Permafrost melt and its effects on planetary energy balance
3:00 Cameron Thieme   Topological Methods for Toy Climate Models: Filippov Systems and Dispersions
Midwest Dynamical Systems Conference
3:30 Coffee Break Vincent Hall
Friday, November 2 Vincent Hall 16 Session Chair: Rick Moeckel, UMTC
4:30 Richard P. McGehee   Nonuniqueness in Dynamical Systems
6:00 Dinner on own    
Saturday, November 3 Vincent Hall 16 Morning Chair: Esther Widiasih, U Hawaii
8:00 Light Breakfast and Coffee   Vincent Hall
9:00 Jim Yorke   Hetero (Heterogeneous) Chaos
10:00 Alice Nadeau   Mathematical considerations for generalizing conceptual climate models to other planets
11:00 Conference Picture/Coffee Break   Vincent Hall
11:30 Kate Meyer   Measuring attractor intensity using non-autonomous control
12:30-2:00 Lunch break Afternoon Chair: Gareth Roberts, Holy Cross
2:00 Anca Radulescu   Asymptotic sets in networks of coupled quadratic nodes
3:00 Mary Lou Zeeman   A flow-kick framework for studying resilience.
4:00 Coffee Break   Vincent Hall
4:30-5:30 Poster Session   Vincent Hall
6:00 - 8:00 Conference Dinner and Program   Coffman Memorial Union, East Bank
Sunday, November 4
Daylight Savings Ends
(set your clocks back!)
Vincent Hall 16  
8:00 Light Breakfast and Coffee Vincent Hall Session chair: Anna Barry, University of Auckland
9:00 Konstantin Mischaikow   A Combinatorial/Algebraic Topological Approach to Nonlinear Dynamics
10:00 Aaron Brown   Lattices acting on manifolds
11:00 Coffee Break   Vincent Hall
11:30 Chris Jones   Long in the tooth dynamicists: what keeps us going?
12:30-12:45 Closing Remarks

Return to Conference Home Page

Picture credits: M S-M.