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Anatole Katok Center For Dynamical Systems And Geometry

Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

2021 Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

The 32nd Fall meeting of the

Semi-annual Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

will take place on  October 28 - 31, 2021.

All lectures will be held at the Mathematics Department (114 McAllister Building) at the Penn State University Park campus.


This workshop first met at Penn State University in the spring of 1991. It has been hosted by Penn State University each fall since then, and each spring since 1992 by the University of Maryland, and is jointly sponsored by the two institutions.   The basic funding of the workshop is provided by an NSF grant.  Additional funding for this meeting is provided by the Anatole Katok Center for Dynamical Systems and Geometry at Penn State, Eberly College of Science and Department of Mathematics at Penn State.

The workshop will feature

A SPECIAL SESSION dedicated to the memory of Viorel Nitica (1961-2021)

A SPECIAL SESSION dedicated to the 15th anniversary of JOURNAL OF MODERN DYNAMICS.

10th MICHAEL BRIN PRIZE in DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS will be awarded on Saturday, October 30th. Saturday afternoon session will feature the award ceremony and two talks dedicated to award winning work and other achievements of the winner. 

Invited Speakers:

Jairo Bochi, Penn State University

Aaron Brown, Northwestern University

Semyon Dyatlov, MIT

Simion Filip, University of Chicago

Giovanni Forni, University of Maryland, College Park

Marlies Gerber, Indiana University Bloomington

Svetlana Jitomirskaya, University of California, Irvine

Adam Kanigowski, University of Maryland, College Park

Francois Ledrappier, CNRS

Richard Schwartz, Brown University

Andrew Török, University of Houston 

Agnieszka Zelerowicz, University of Maryland, College Park

In addition, there will be short talks by graduate students and postdocs.


Workshop Organizers:

Svetlana Katok (

Federico Rodriguez Hertz (

Staff Assistant:

Stephanie Geyer (

If you decided to participate in the conference, please, register at your earliest possible convenience by filling out the Registration form and submitting it electronically.

Participants will stay at the Days Inn .  Participants should make their own hotel reservations and guarantee with a valid credit card.  Guests will pay for their own lodging at the hotel during checkout.  A block of rooms are set aside at the Days Inn. Please call hotel phone number listed - code will not work with the online system.

Days Inn: # 1-800-258-3297 or 814-238-8454. Reference group code 102821`PSU.  **Reservations must be made on or before September 28, 2021.

Should you decide change your arrival/depature dates or if you should decide not to attend, please contact the hotel directly.  Please note: cancellation fees, early depature fees and no-show policies effective.

The invited speakers will stay at the Hyatt Place State College.  Reservations will be made by the Department.

PLEASE NOTE:  We would appreciate it if you could pay your lodging from your own grants to help provide additional support for young people to attend.  However, we are able to provide partial support which normally consists of reimbursement of a shared double room (room & tax only).

Click here for detailed University Park campus map listing individual buildings. General information about State College including restaurant guides, hotel information, maps, weather forecast, etc. is available here.  Travel instructions can be obtained from

You may be interested in browsing the Anatole Katok Center for Dynamical Systems and Geometry webpage. There you will find our seminar schedule, list of special events, publications of group members, courses information.

Parking: The parking lot Brown BC on Pollock Rd. across from the Mathematics Department cannot be used at any time without permit anymore. The HUB parking desk would be the closest option for visitors.