UK Nonlinear News, 19 February 2000.

New Announcements

Workshop on Computational Molecular Dynamics

14 February 2000, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

1.00 - 1.15 Ben Leimkuhler (Mathematics, Leicester)
  Overview of computational molecular dynamics
1.20 - 2.00 David Heyes (Chemistry, Surrey)
  Deterministic and stochastic simulations of steeply repulsive particle systems
2.00 - 2.40 David Pettifor (Material Science, Oxford)
  The order N bond-order potential method for large scale atomistic simulations
2.40 - 3.20 Mike Allen (Physics, Bristol)
  Computers and the virtual world of molecules
3.20 - 3.50 Break
3.50 - 4.30 Ben Leimkuhler (Mathematics, Leicester)
  Geometric integrators for the canonical ensemble
4.30 - 5.10 Sebastian Reich (Mathematics, Surrey)
  Multiple time scales, averaging, and constraints in molecular dynamics
5.10 - 5.50 David Wales (Chemistry, Cambridge)
  Global analysis of potential energy surfaces

Registration free.
For further information please see:

Source: Andrew Stuart.

Third meeting of the Skew-Products Scheme 3 Network

16th February 2000, University of Surrey

The third meeting of the Skew-Products Scheme 3 Network will take place on Wednesday, February 16th at the University of Surrey. Professor Hillel Furstenberg (Jerusalem) will talk on "Interactions between Ramsey theory and ergodic theory" at 2.30 pm and Konstantin Khanin (Heriot-Watt) will speak at 4pm on "Rigidity in one-dimensional dynamics". Both talks will place in Room 32 AA 21 in the Mathematics and Statistics Building. All are very welcome to attend. For more information contact Matthew Nicol at, or call 01483-300-800 extension 2641.

Source: Matthew Nicol

TUXEDO 99/00

8th March 2000, University of Cambridge

The next meeting of the United Kingdom Spatially Extended Dynamics Organisation will take place in the Research Centre of King's College, Cambridge on the 8th of March. Speakers are likely to include Armen Shirikyan (Edinburgh), Erik Van Vleck (Surrey), Murad Banaji (QMW) and Robert Reid (Warwick) together with others yet to be confirmed.

The programme will be available on and on when finalised. All are welcome, especially graduate students. There is some LMS funding for travel expenses of participants from Surrey, QMW, UCL and Warwick.

More information can found on web pages mentioned above or contact Guy Gielis at

This meeting takes place on the same day as the Fourth Southeastern Bifurcation Workshop, also in Cambridge, and the timetables will be coordinated to ensure maximum opportunity to exploit this coincidence.

Source: Jonathan Swinton

Fourth Southeastern Bifurcation Workshop
Global dynamics in symmetric systems

8th March 2000, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

The fourth of the LMS-sponsored southeastern bifurcation theory workshops will be held in Cambridge (DAMTP) on Wednesday 8th March 2000.

The theme of the workshop will be 'Global dynamics in symmetric systems'. If you are interested in coming, please let me know, and if you would like to offer a talk, please include a tentative title. Speakers will include Prof M. Silber (Northwestern), Dr P. Ashwin (Surrey) and Dr A. Rucklidge (Cambridge).

Funding to support the attendance of participants is very limited. Please let me know if funding is playing a key role in deciding your attendance.

Source: Alastair Rucklidge

Numerical Analysis of Random Dynamical Systems

First Meeting: 15 March 2000, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick


Talks will be given by:

Luca Dieci Georgia Tech
Tim Hunt Cambridge
Ben Leimkuhler Leicester
Sebastian Reich Surrey
Andrew Stuart Warwick

Registration free. Limited support may be available for graduate students. For further information please see:

or contact Elaine Greaves-Coehlo:

Source: Andrew Stuart.

Second Meeting: 30th June 2000, University of Surrey

The speakers are P. Aston (Surrey), M. Dellnitz (Paderborn), R. Murray (Waikato), G. Froyland (Paderborn).

Source: Sebastian Reich

Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Applied Mathematics
Special Session on Nonlinear Waves and Integrable Systems

7th - 9th April 2000, University of Notre Dame

This Session is a part of the American Mathematical Society Meeting to be held at Notre Dame during April 8-9, 2000. It will be extended to three days, April 7-9, and will be combined with two other sessions on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Optimization Theory into a Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Applied Mathematics.

This Conference is sponsored by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, BRIMS, HP Research Laboratory, and Center for Applied Mathematics, University of Notre Dame.

Organizers: Mark Alber ( Gerard Misiolek (, Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame.

Invited Speakers:

More information, including the abstracts of the presentations can be found at the Special Session on Nonlinear Waves and Integrable Systems Homepage:

Source: Anna Alber

Mathematical Methods of Regular Dynamics
Dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Sophie Kowalevski

12th - 15th April 2000, University of Leeds

This is a satellite meeting of the British Mathematical Colloquium. It is supported by a Conference grant from the London Mathematical Society. The workshop is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Sophie Kowalevski, a great mathematician who laid a basis for and developed many methods used in the theory of partial di fferential equations (Cauchy-Kowalevski theorem) and in the modern theory of integrable systems (for instance, Kowalevski-Painleve property, integration in quadratures and many aspects of algebraic geometry).The object of this Workshop is to bring together researchers working in algebraic geometry, integrable systems and algebraic origins of integrability todiscuss most recent results in these areas and to stimulate cooperation. The main subject of the Workshop will be classical and quantum integrability. The con firmed talks already include such topics as spinning tops, Calogero-Moser systems, Toda lattices, spin chains, random matrices, integrable maps, methods of Separation of Variables, Backlund transformations and Q-operators. The Workshop will be of interest to those using methods of Algebra, Analysis and Geometry in various problems of regular dynamics.

Con rmed Speakers:


Registration details can be found on the web-page of the Workshop. Some funds are available to contribute in part to the expenses of research students who wish to attend the meeting. Requests for support should be addressed to Vadim Kuznetsov (, Dept of Applied Maths, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, and should include brief letters of endorsement from supervisors.

Source: Vadim Kuznetsov

Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems
Fractals, Chaos, Phase Transitions, Self-organization

16th-19th May 2000, Minsk, Belarus

SUBJECTS: Above mentioned and other frontier topics in modern nonlinear study in

Program will consist of reviewed reports and original talks for which contributions are invited.

DEADLINE for applications: April 15, 2000. Participation is limited. The application form can be filled through Internet address

REGISTRATION FEE is $ 290 and covers all expenses in Belarus (local transport, accommodation, board, banquet, sightseeing tour) and can be paid at the place of registration.

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS for the Proceedings should be written in TeX (LaTeX, \documentstyle[epsf,twocolumn]{article} \textheight=22cm \textwidth=17.5cm) and printed on A4 paper. The length of the papers up to 8 pages. Camera-redy manuscripts (1 copy) should be presented at registration (together with the floppy disk).

VISAS. Each participant will get an official letter for visa.

TRANSPORT. Recommended arrival is by airplane to Minsk or by train to Minsk. The organizing committee will provide transportation to the hotel where participants will live.

Local Organizing Committee Chairman: Prof. V.I. Kuvshinov


Minsk, Belarus, May 16-19, 2000


First name:

Institution, title:

Sex: male female

Date of birth:

Mailing address:




Name of accompanying persons:

Title of paper:




Please mail this form before April 15, 2000 to:

Prof. V.I. Kuvshinov
Institute of Physics AS of Belarus
F.Scaryna av. 68
220072 Minsk
Fax: +(375-17) 2840879
Tel.: +(375-17) 2841628
Telex: 252277


Source: Viatcheslav Kuvshinov

European Interdisciplinary School on Nonlinear Dynamics for System and Signal Analysis

6th June - 15th June, 2000, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw


The most exciting aspect of Nonlinear Dynamics (NLD) is that it brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, from Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry, to Engineering, Economics, and Medicine, supplying them with a common language. NLD introduces a notion of "attractor" that is of such a subset of system’s states that no matter what are the initial conditions the system behaves like being attracted by this subset of states - after some transitional time reaches the attractor and stays within it unless forced to quit. We hope that EUROATTRACTOR Schools would constitute the platform for promoting the integration of development of NLD in Europe by attracting young researchers from many countries and from multiple disciplines to learn methods and applications of NLD from the leading scientists in the field, and also by including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which utilise methods of NLD in their products. The overall objective is to have a harmonised, coherent and integrated European system of interaction between young researchers and leading scientists, between academia and industry, giving an opportunity of scientific exchange among seemingly distant disciplines, and, most of all, bringing young researchers in touch with "science in making". Poland and especially Warsaw, because of its location in the very center between European Union Member States and newly Associated States, is particularly well suited for housing the events like EUROATTRACTOR Schools.

The principal objective of EUROATTRACTOR Schools is to facilitate the truly advanced multidisciplinary training in NLD. The planned main topics of the EUROATTRACTOR Schools are:

EUROATTRACTOR2000 - Nonlinear Dynamics in Biomedicine, Physics and Chemistry; EUROATTRACTOR2001 - Nonlinear Dynamics in Economy and Social Sciences; EUROATTRACTOR2002 - Nonlinear Dynamics in Environmental and Biological Sciences.

EUROATTRACTOR2000 will take place in Warsaw, June 6 to June 15, 2000 (10 days).

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Miroslaw J. MOSSAKOWSKI has taken honorary patronage over EUROATTRACTOR Schools.


Modelling of complex biological and physiological systems

Brain functioning and EEG

Time series analysis for medical applications

Pattern formation and imaging based on NLD

Control of chaos in biomedical systems

Dynamical systems - mathematical and physico-chemical background


The official language of the EUROATTRACTOR Schools is English.

The programme of EUROATTRACTOR School will include:

The hosting institution, the Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Polish Academy of Sciences, which also comprises the International Center for Biocybernetics with its own Board of Directors and international Scientific Council, is located in a very modern complex of buildings, with Internet access in every room and high capacity connection with the Interdisciplinary Modelling Center of the University of Warsaw, the place of Polish SUNSITE and other computerised data bases. In the very close vicinity two other Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences are located - the Institute - Center of Experimental and Clinical Medicine and the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The Clinics of the Warsaw Academy of Medicine are located at short walking distance.

The Institute has modern lecture rooms and the direct access to modern hotel and bar facilities which may lodge and feed both the invited lecturers and the participants in an informal pleasing atmosphere for moderate prices.

EUROATTRACTOR School is supposed to bring together about 50 participants. Regular participation costs are: registration fee 100,- EUR; subsistence 500,- EUR). The Organizers will support up to 35 participants by financing/return of up to 100% of the following expenses: travel, subsistence (lodging in double rooms with full pension in our hotel facilities), registration fee; according to European Commission regulations only participants of categories "A" and eventually "B" - young researchers (under 35) who are nationals of a EU Member State or an Associated State, mainly those active inside a Member State or an Associated State at the time of the School - may be supported by the Organizers.

Please follow the instructions and observe the deadlines. There will be a competition of participants’ contributions - contributions will be subject to the referring procedure and the acceptance by the Organizing Committee whose decision about financing of the most highly qualified participants are final. The order of applications’ receiving may also be taken into account, so return your Preliminary Registration Form with the detailed one-page single-spaced abstract of your contribution and necessary documents (4 copies of each, please) as soon as possible. Female participants are especially encouraged to apply. The age limit of young reserchers is 35 years at the time of the School, but allowance may be made for childcare or compulsory military service. Travel expenses will be reimbursed at the moment of the school by presenting a photocopy of the tickets (the upper limit of reimbursment will be set up by the Organizing Committee), registration fees will also be reimbursed, subsistence (accomodation and meals) will be paid for those selected.

You will have a really great opportunity to present your work, your results, as well as the scientific problems you have faced and your ideas in front of the interdisciplinary audience of both your colleagues from several countries and the leading scientists in the field. The accepted and selected communications will be published together with the lectures of Invited Lectures and Keynote Speakers. And you may get all these practically for free. Also at the end of the School Scientific Committee will award three most outstanding contributions - 1st Prize 600,- Eur, 2nd Prize 400,- EUR, 3rd Prize 200,- EUR.


Preliminary Registration Form with presentation abstract and other documents (4 copies of each, please) - January 25, 2000. Applications are still being accepted despite the formal deadline having passed.

You will be informed about acceptance of your contribution and the finacing you may obtain before March 15, 2000

Full camera-ready version of your presentation , participation fees, hotel reservation - April 15, 2000

Address for correspondence:

EUROATTRACTOR2000 Secretariat
Lab. for Basis of Biosignal Analysis
I. Biocybernetics and Biomedical Eng. Polish Academy of Sciences
4 Trojdena St., 02-109 Warsaw, Poland
Phones: (+ 48 22) 659-9143 ext. 312; (+ 48 22) 659-7193
Fax: (+ 48 22)659-7030

More details of the program and registration forms can be obtained from

Source: Elzbieta Olejarczyk

6th IMACS Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra

25th-28th June 2000, St Petersburg, Russia

The 6th IMACS Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra will include a session on COMPUTER ALGEBRA FOR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND MECHANICS, organised by Victor Edneral, Raya Khanin, Ilias Kotsireas and Nikolay Vasiliev.

This session is intended to discuss Computer Algebra methods and algorithms in the study of Dynamical Systems. The session will also focus on important applications of Computer Algebra to Dynamical Systems arising in many areas of science and engineering. Since nonlinear Dynamical Systems cannot be exactly solved in general, the role of Computer Algebra in finding approximate solutions as well as in the pre-analysis for the numerical methods, is extremely important. From this point of view, the construction of exact or approximate solutions in symbolic form constitutes the most powerful approach to study the behavior of Dynamical Systems. Computer Algebra methods have also emerged as powerful tools in investigating stability and bifurcations. Session topics include

For more information on this session, see , or contact the session organizers by e-mail : Victor Edneral, Raya Khanin, Ilias Kotsireas , Nikolay Vasiliev .

For information on location of IMACS ACA 2000, see .

Source: Raya Khanin

Twentieth European Dynamics Days

25th June - 29th June 2000, University of Surrey

European Dynamics Days is a series of international interdisciplinary conferences concerned with the theory and application of nonlinear dynamics to problems in the sciences and engineering. The twentieth meeting of this conference will be held at the University of Surrey in Guildford. There will be a series of talks by invited speakers to discuss current and developing aspects of the theory, numerical analysis and applications of nonlinear dynamics. Topics considered at the conference include:

Invited speakers:

V Babitsky (Loughborough), P Bressloff (Loughborough), T Bridges (Surrey), J Brindley (Leeds), A Champneys (Bristol), M Dellnitz (Paderborn), B Eckhardt (Marburg), M Hasler (Lausanne), P Holmes (Princeton), S Luzzatto (UMIST), R Murray (Waikato), D Sauzin (Paris), A Scheel (Berlin), W Schiehlen (Stuttgart), M Silber (Northwestern), L Tuckerman (Orsay), J Yorke (Maryland)

Details, deadlines and on-line registration are available at our website:

We welcome submission of contributed presentations (posters and short talks) until 17th March 2000. Notification of approved presentations will be given soon after 14th April 2000. A late registration fee will apply after 1st May 2000. We are pleased to acknowledge sponsorship by the EPSRC. The conference is recognised as a `Europhysics Conference' by the European Physical Society.

In particular, we have recently been given funding by the LMS specifically for subsidising the participation of UK research students. This is subject to students obtaining matching funding from other sources.

Source: Peter Ashwin

Sympoisum: Time Series and Applied Probability

28th June - 2nd July 2000, Canberra, Australia

A symposium on connections between time series modelling and applied probability modelling is planned to be held in Canberra, Australia, 28 June 2000 to 2 July 2000. The symposium will be followed by the Australian Statistical Conference in Adelaide, 3-7 July 2000.

The theme of the symposium will be modern stochastic modelling, with a view to exploring recent work which connects, or offers potential connections between, such topics as time series, networks, stochastic processes, related MCMC approaches. A funding application has been made to the Australian National Mathematics Symposium scheme which will off-set accommodation costs for participants. A firm decision on the application should be known in the next few weeks. (The symposium will proceed in any case.)

Opportunities to present papers will be limited, as the nature of the meeting is to allow for ample presentation and discussion time with no parallel sessions. Poster presentations will be possible. I would be most grateful for an indication of your interest in attending this meeting, including a description of the work you might present, your likelihood of attending, and any other comments or queries you might have.

Contact Rodney Wolff (Symposium chair) for details.

Source: Rodney Wolff

Bifurcations: Numerical Methods, Software, Applications

29th -30th June 2000, University of Gent, Belgium

It is now widely acknowledged that the applicability of the results in dynamical systems theory depends on good modelling and on the existence of good numerical algorithms and the availability of good software to deal with the examples that arise in application areas. In this workshop we intend to discuss the interaction of numerical methods, software and applications.

Organizers : W. Govaerts (Gent,B)
Yuri A. Kuznetsov (Utrecht,NL)
D. Roose (Leuven, B)

The following specialists have announced their contribution

B. Krauskopf (Bristol,UK)
M. Proot (Delft University of Technology,NL)
H. Osinga (Exeter, UK)
K. Lust (Warwick, UK)

Participation in this workshop is free and we expect to have good accomodation at a modest prize. The meeting will be held at the following address :

Vakgroep Toegepaste Wiskunde en Informatica
Universiteit Gent
Krijgslaan 281 - S9
B - 9000 Gent

Gent is located on the international railway connections Koeln - Brussel - Oostende - London and Amsterdam - Antwerpen - Lille. It is an old city close to Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges. A long time ago it was one of the major cultural, industrial and commercial centres in Western Europe. The city centre is one of the historic places in the low countries.

If you want to attend this meeting, give a talk or just have a question, then send an e-mail to

Source: Willy Govaerts

Pacific Rim Dynamical Systems Conference

9th - 13th August 2000, Maui Marriott Resort, Maui, Hawaii

The range of applications of dynamical systems to fields outside of mathematics continues to grow unabated. Furthermore, the issues being addressed today are both more realistic and more complicated than the highly idealized systems that dominated research in the 70's and 80's. This in turn has led to new mathematical problems and challenges.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum within which the traditional barriers to communication, both intellectual and geographic, can be broken. The lectures, minisymposia, and poster sessions will cover a wide range of topics from theory to experiment to design of nonlinear systems. The geographic and scientific diversity of the participants will be equally broad.

Conference Themes

The themes of the 2000 conference include, but are not limited to

Invited Plenary Presentations

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the following mathematicians and scientists have accepted invitations to speak at the conference. These invited speakers and their presentations will play an important role in increasing interaction among applied and computational mathematicians, engineers, physicists, and researchers and scientists in academia, industry, and government who will attend the conference.

A number of minisymposia on topics related to the conference themes have
been solicited by the Conference Organizing Committee. Additional
minisymposia on topics of interest to the community are being planned. A
partial list of minisymposia organizers and their proposed sessions

Scientific Committee

How to Participate


The organizing committee invites proposals for minisymposia in areas related to the conference themes. A minisymposium consists of four related talks of 30 minutes each (25 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for questions and answers). Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not exceeding 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations.The form is available at Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract in LaTeX format by using the macro available at Minisymposium organizers should consider the following recommendations when designing their sessions.

Speakers should be selected primarily for their current contributions to the topic area and should be as representative of researchers in the area as is practicable. In particular, SIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers come from one organization, or are all co-authors on the papers being presented in the minisymposium.

The first speaker should provide an overview of the topic area, put the area in current perspective, and suggest new avenues for continued research and applications. Organizers are encouraged to include women and members of underrepresented minorities as speakers whenever appropriate.

The organizing committee will review contributed minisymposia and reserves the right to limit the number of minisymposia to maintain an acceptable level of parallelism in the meeting sessions.

Presentations in Poster Format

Contributions in poster format are invited in all areas of dynamical systems consistent with the conference themes. Each contributor must submit a 75-word abstract in LaTeX format by using the macro available at must include a title, author(s) names and affiliations, postal address, e-mail, telephone number, and fax of the submitting author.

A poster presentation consists of the use of visual aids, such as 8.5" x 11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 6' poster board and will be presented in an informal setting that allows presenters to discuss their research with individual attendees. A poster board will be available at the conference for each poster presenter.

Electronic Submission

Every presenter of a contributed poster or in a minisymposium must submit a 75-word abstract electronically to Please use the LaTeX macro at 75-word abstracts will appear in the final program for the conference.

Dates to Remember

Source: Mark Nelson

Ninth International Colloquium on Numerical Analysis and Computer Sciences with Applications

12th-17th August 2000, Plovdiv

The work of the Colloquium will proceed in the following sessions:

For more details, contact:

Dr. Dimitar Kolev


Professor Drumi Bainov
P.O. Box 45,
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
Tel: +3592437343
Fax: + (359) 29879874

Source: Drumi Bainov

Half-Day Workshop on "Travelling fronts and TUXEDO Meeting"

1st September 2000, University of Surrey

The meeting will discuss recent developments and techniques for finding and studying the dynamics of travelling fronts and other aspects of spatially extended systems. It will also be the third meeting of the 1999-2000 TUXEDO programme. The list of speakers at the workshop will include

Elaine C M Crooks (University of Oxford)

Fordyce Davidson (University of Dundee)

Rebecca Hoyle (Scientific Generics Ltd)

Simon Malham (Imperial College)

Bjorn Sandstede (Ohio State University)

The workshop will commence at midday. Updates on the workshop schedule will be posted at the Surrey Maths Conference site:

The organizers are Stephen Gourley and Tom Bridges; email: or

Source: Tom Bridges

Mechanics and Symmetry Euro Summer Schools

3rd - 16th September 2000, Peyresq, France

Associated with the European Training Network Mechanics and Symmetry In Europe (MASIE), there will be a series of two summer schools, to be held in September 2000 (in France) and September 2001 (in the UK). Each summer school will last 2 weeks and will consist of 6 principal lecture courses, supplemented by a number of individual lectures on associated topics. The summer schools are partially funded by the European Union. The first summer school in France will be held from 3-16 September 2000 in the tiny picturesque village of Peyresq in the French Alps. The six principle lecture courses are:

Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry, Tudor Ratiu (Lausanne).
N-Body Problems, Ken Meyer (Cincinnati).
Numerical Methods for Mechanics, Ben Leimkuhler (Leicester).
Topology of Integrable Systems, Richard Cushman (Utrecht).
Hamiltonian Bifurcations, James Montaldi (Nice).
Hamiltonian Methods for Fluids and Plasmas, Darryl D. Holm (Los Alamos).

For more information, see the MASSES website, or contact the coordinator of the summer schools James Montaldi. Some funding will be available for Young European researchers.

Source: Gianne Derks

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