UK Nonlinear News, February 1998

Report: Second Meeting of the Dynamics of Skew Products Network (23 January 1998)

By Peter Ashwin

Peter Ashwin, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Surrey.

This one-day workshop looked at aspects of the theory and application of dynamics of skew product systems from a number of different perspectives. We had a good turnout with 26 participants, including 7 PhD students, and had a series of very interesting lectures from Hans Crauel (T.U. Berlin) Random Attractors, Rob Sturman (UCL) Invariant graphs for skew products, Arkady Pikovsky (Potsdam) Strange nonchaotic attractors and critical states in quasiperiodically forced systems, Emily Stone (Utah State) Noise and O(1) amplitude effects on heteroclinic cycles and Juergen Kurths (Potsdam) Phase synchronisation of chaotic oscillators.

We thank the London Mathematical Society and the Department of Maths and Statistics for support of this meeting, the former via a scheme 3 grant (Joint Research Group in the dynamics of skew product systems) coordinated by Dr. Matt Nicol at UMIST and a scheme 2 grant for the visit of Dr. Crauel.

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