UK Nonlinear News, August 2001

Euromech Colloqium 425 
Nonlinear Dynamics, Control and Condition Monitoring

20 - 24 August 2001, Aberdeen, Scotland

The aim of the meeting is to provide a cross-fertilisation platform for significant research interest in the area of applied nonlinear dynamics, control and condition monitoring of engineering systems and structures. The Colloquium topics include: advanced methods of nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear control, structural dynamics, condition and health monitoring, dynamic signal processing and identification, fatigue and crack mechanics, smart structures, multibody dynamics, soil and rock mechanics and particle dynamics.

The Colloquium is structured in six topic driven mini-symposia, each having two plenary lectures and invited presentations. Mini-symposia and their chairs are listed below:

The conference will be opened by a world renowned scientist in the area of chaotic dynamics and control, Professor Celso Grebogi, with a lecture entitled "Shadowing and validity of dynamical models".

Further details can be found at 

Source: Marian Wiercigroch <>

Dynamics of Piecewise Isometries

23 August 2001, University of Exeter

There will be an informal half-day workshop on the subject of Dynamics of Piecewise Isometries on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd August 2001 at the School of Mathematics Sciences, University of Exeter.

There will be talks by Arek Goetz (San Francisco State University and Luminy, Marseille), Franco Vivaldi (QMW, London) and others (to be confirmed). 

All are welcome. If you are interested in attending, please email Peter Ashwin on by 20th August. Details will be posted on around the 15th August.

Source: Peter Ashwin <>

Workshop on Statistical Properties of Partially Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems

28 August - 1 September 2001, University of Surrey

This workshop is being sponsored by the ESF - "Probabilistic methods in non-hyperbolic dynamics" (PRODYN) Programme,

Expected participants include O. Bandtlow, J-P. Conze, M. Field, Y. Guivarc'h, O. Jenkinson, F. Ledrappier, F. Paccaut, W. Parry, M. Pollicott, O. Sarig, R. Sharp, A. Török, C. Walkden.

The format for the workshop will consist of 2 or 3 talks per day leaving plenty of time for mathematical discussions.

For details on the scientific programme, see the web-site 

For further information, contact the organisers 

Ian Melbourne, 
phone: 44-1483-689643, 

Matthew Nicol, 
phone: 44-1483-689638, 

Source: Ian Melbourne <> 

NAFEMS Awareness Seminar: The Importance of Nonlinear Effects in Engineering Analysis

4 September 2001, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Present-day finite element codes provide powerful capabilities for simulating and analysing non-linear phenomena, but to make effective use of them a number of challenges have to be addressed. These include:

This one day seminar is intended to provide a forum to share experience about these and other issues associated with the use of non-linear analysis in everyday practice. It should appeal to experienced and new users alike. It will take the form of a number of review papers and industrial case-studies from a broad range of industrial sectors with ample time given for general discussion.

Registration can be done online at 

Source: Stewart Donaldson <>

2nd Mathematics in Medicine Study Group: MMSG2001

10-14 September 2001, University of Nottingham

This is a reminder that the 2nd Mathematics in Medicine Study Group will be held at the University of Nottingham between 10-14 September 2001. Five medical problems will be presented to the assembled mathematicians at the start of the week (on placental blood flow, cartilage discs, maggots in wound healing, diabetes and ureteral stents). The meeting is devoted to developing mathematical models of these problems. A mini-workshop devoted to magnetic bioreactors will be held on 11 September. Some financial support is available for PhD students and young researchers wishing to attend. For full details see 

or contact or 

The closing date for registration is August 24 2001.

Source: Anne Perkins <>

Piecewise-smooth dynamical systems

19th Sept 2001, University of Bristol

This an advance notice that there will be a 1-day meeting sponsored by the LMS Southern Bifurcation Theory Network on Wednesday 19 September 2001 at the Department of Engineering Maths, University of Bristol, on the subject of "Piecewise-smooth dynamical systems".

Details will be announced a little nearer the time.

Any one interested in giving a talk, please contact:

Alan Champneys
Dept of Engineering Maths 
University of Bristol 
Bristol BS8 1TR 
phone: (+44) (0)117 928 7510 
fax: (+44) (0)117 954 6833

Source: Alan Champneys < >

15th Annual Summer School of the Centre For Theoretical Physics: Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics, Collective Phenomena, and Complexity: Dynamical Model Formulation, Analysis, and Symmetry- Update

January 21 to February 1 2002

The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

Traditionally, the ANU CTP Summer Schools have provided intensive, first-class training in topical areas of mathematical and theoretical physics that are not routinely covered in many senior undergraduate programmes. For this reason the Summer Schools have proved to be very beneficial for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students and early-career researchers from universities and research organizations. This tradition will be continued in 2002.

The scope of the 2002 Summer School, DynamicSummer, is envisaged to encompass the nonlinear dynamics of physical processes at the crossways of complex fluids, biology, the solid state, and self-organized systems. It will include the fundamentals of nonlinear dynamics theory and practice as well as modern developments in theory and computational modelling, applications and experiments in nonlinear physics. DynamicSummer is planned primarily as a learning forum, that brings together and nurtures international talent and expertise and builds on the interdisciplinary strength that characterises 21st century dynamical systems research.

Dynamic Summer is targeted towards 3rd year, 4th year, and postgraduate students and researchers from Australian and foreign universities, whose first degree is not neces- sarily in mathematics but who can be assumed to have at least 2nd year maths knowledge. The level of exposition will be senior undergraduate/beginning postgraduate. Depending on available funds some financial assistance may be offered to student participants from universities outside the ACT.

Invited lecturers
Dr Brian Davies ANU Introductory material, computation using Java-based software
Dr Nalini Joshi Sydney/Adelaide Hunting Nonlinear Mathematical Butterflies
Professor Alan Newell Warwick Wave Turbulence and Pattern Formation
Professor Robert MacKay Warwick Discrete Breathers
Professor Carl Weiss Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Experiments on pattern formation and spatial solitons in non-linear optical resonators.
Dr Cathy Holmes Queensland Applications of Hamiltonian dynamics
Prof. Tony Roberts S. Queensland Dissipative Fuid Dynamics
Prof. Mike Lieberman U.C. Berkeley The Dynamics of Fermi Acceleration: From Cosmic Rays to Discharge Heating.
Professor John Brindley Leeds Nonlinear phenomena in the atmosphere and ocean

Further information will be available at the web site or contact the convenor, Dr Rowena Ball.

ANZIAM 2002 
The 38th Applied Mathematics Conference
2 Feb - 6 Feb, 2002 

Rydges Eaglehawk Resort, Australia

The annual conference of ANZIAM, a division of the Australian Mathematical Society, is an established gathering of applied mathematicians, scientists and engineers with wide-ranging interests and problem-solving skills. It provides an interactive forum for the presentation of results and discussions by students, academics and other researchers using mathematical and computational techniques to solve scientific and applied industrial problems. 

The conference has traditionally maintained an informal atmosphere, away from a major city or University campus. The 2002 Conference will be held from February 2 to February 6, 2002 at the Rydges Eaglehawk Hill Resort just outside Australia's national capital city, Canberra. Average summer temperatures range from 14 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Invited Speakers

Further details can be found at: 

Source: Rodney Weber <>

LMS Invited Lectures 2002
Random matrices, random permutations and matrix integrals - by Pierre van Moerbeke

June 2002, University of Leeds

The following intimately related questions will be discussed during this 1 week course of 10 lectures:

For more information, contact Vadim Kuznetsov, 

Source: Vadim Kuznetsov <>

5th International Summer School/Conference 
Let's Face Chaos Through Nonlinear Dynamics

30 June - 14 July 2002, University of Maribor, Slovenia

The scientific topics of the Summer School/Conference cover nonlinear dynamics, synergetics, physics of complex systems in pure and applied sciences, including pure and applied mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, biophysics and physiology, chemistry, astrophysics, econophysics, technology and engineering, and even sociology.

The level of the conference is suitable for senior undergraduate students, PhD students (forming the peak of the distribution), postdoctoral scientists, but also senior postdoctoral scientists as well as professors at all levels, established scientists and researchers, who wish to enlarge their knowledge in other directions and disciplines, and present their research work.

There are about 75 invited lectures, 60 minutes each, and about 20 short reports of the participants, 20 minutes each, plus posters (for the whole 2 weeks). Invited speakers spend 2/3 of their lecture time on a solid introduction and review, and 1/3 on the recent results of his/her and/or related research work.

The conference web page is at 

Source: Intech <>

Dynamical Methods for Differential Equations

4-7 September 2002, Castillo de la Mota, Valladolid, Spain

The Conference will focus on those recent advances in Topological Methods and Ergodic Theory which are relevant to the analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations and Functional Equations, as well as on their applications to Science and Technology.

Scientific Committee:

Amadeu Delshams (Universitat PolitŔcnica de Catalunya) 
Russell Johnson (UniversitÓ di Firenze) 
Rafael Obaya (Universidad de Valladolid) 
Rafael Ortega (Universidad de Granada)

Organising Committee (Universidad de Valladolid):

Ana I. Alonso 
Sylvia Novo 
Carmen N˙˝ez 
Rafael Obaya 
Jes˙s Rojo

Invited Speakers:

L. Diaz, PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
A. Jorba, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain 
U. Kirchgraber, Mathematik ETH Zentrum, ZŘrich (*) 
P. Kloeden, University of Frankfurt, Germany 
R. Krikorian, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France 
Y. Latushkin, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA 
R. de la Llave, University of Austin, Texas, USA 
R. Markarian, IMERL, Uruguay W. de Melo, IMPA, Brazil (*) 
J. A. Rodriguez, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain 
G. R. Sell, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA 
Y. Yi, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

(* to be confirmed) 

Short talks in all areas of dynamical systems and differential equations are invited, and a limited number of financial grants for graduate and doctoral students are available. Selected papers from the Conference will be published in a special issue of Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations. The dead-line for pre-registration and submission of abstracts is February 28, 2002.

Please visit the web site for further information and periodic updates on the Conference program, on-line pre-registration, submission of abstract, grant application and accommodation facilities.

 2002 and 2003 Dynamics Days conferences

The Dynamics Days/Europe solicits proposals for the venue of the 2002 and 2003 Dynamics Days conferences.

The potential hosts for DDays are urged to submit a proposal well ahead of the meeting, as well as to proceed with grant applications so the scheduling decisions can be made in time. The next open date is early summer 2002, and the committee expects to select the 2002 location by mid October 2001.

DDays favors locations with inexpensive housing for younger participants and good financial support for those who could not participate otherwise. The proposal should include a reasonably reliable forecast of such funding; proposals that would support a series of Dynamics Days conferences would be especially welcome. For further information, consult 

Preproposals (in e-mail form) can be communicated to any of the current members of the Dynamics Days/Europe ad-hoc advisory committee: (Holger Kantz) (Theo Geisel) (John Brindley ) (Giulio Casati) (Sergio Ciliberto) (Predrag Cvitanovic) (Pierre Gaspard) (Fritz Haake) (John Hogan) (Antti Niemi) (Tamas Tel)


DDays format:

Typical DDays have had between 120 and 300 participants. The date is open (usually summer), not to conflict with US Dynamics Days

The financial formula: cover travel and lodging for 12-18 inited speakers, try to get some extra funding for junior people and central/eastern europeans. There is no established fixed funding source, each set of organizers finds their own sources.

To secure best speakers, send invitations in early fall, To secure attendance, mail out the annoncemments by dec, in any case in time to distribute them at the US DDays in January.

 Some of the Previous DDays Europe:

1986 DYNAMICS DAYS, Twente june 3-6 
1987 VIII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Dusseldorf june 10-13 
1988 IX. DYNAMICS DAYS, Dusseldorf june 15-18 
1989 X. DYNAMICS DAYS, Dusseldorf june 7-10 
1990 XI. DYNAMICS DAYS, Dusseldorf june 20-23 
1991 XII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Berlin june 12-15 (450 participants) 
1992 XIII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Rydzyna june 10-13 
1993 XIV. DYNAMICS DAYS, Rydzyna june 9-12 
1994 XV. DYNAMICS DAYS, Budapest july 15-18 
1995 DYNAMICS DAYS, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon june 28-july 1 
1996 DYNAMICS DAYS, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon july 10-13 
1998 XVIII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Edinburgh 28 jun - 1 july

Sample of a Preproposal:


European Dynamics Days 1998

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Time: Sunday 21 June - Wednesday 24 June (or Sunday 28 June - Wednesday 1 July)

Funding: (put some specific amounts as to senior/junior participant support here)

Organisers: J. Brindley (Leeds), J. Hogan (Bristol), J. Stark (UCL)

Aims: To provide a European focus for all types of activity in dynamical systems & related topics, with talks by experts directed at an audience of active researchers including postdocs & postgraduates.

Format: 12-15 invited speakers each giving talks of up to 40 minutes, up to 200 European attendees giving shorter talks/posters throughout the meeting, lengthy time set aside for coffee, lunch & dinner discussions, no parallel sessions.

Themes: Experiments/Spatio-temporal Chaos/Time Series/Stochastic PDEs /Applications to other disciplines.

Invitees: to be proposed by the organizing and the advisory committees

Source: Center for Chaos and Turbulence Studies <>

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