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Anatole Katok Center For Dynamical Systems And Geometry

Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics

The 34th Fall meeting of the
Semi-annual Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics will take place on November 2-5, 2023.


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 will be 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, organized by Boris Hasselblatt and Amie Wilkinson on Friday, November 3rd, will honor the memory of Todd Fisher (1973-2022).

Todd Fisher

12th MICHAEL BRIN PRIZE in DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS will be awarded on Saturday, November 4th. Saturday afternoon session will feature the award ceremony and two talks dedicated to award winning work and other achievements of the winner.

BOOK EXHIBITS by American Mathematical Society, Cambridge University Press, World Scientific, and University of Chicago Press.

BANQUET will be on Friday, November 3 at 6:30 pm at Fuji & Jade Garden Restaurant, 287 Northland Center, State College, PA 16803.

Price $44.00 ($22.00 for Graduate Students). Payment is due upon registration (cash or check only)

Invited Speakers:

Snir Ben Ovadia (Penn State University),

Lennard Bakker* (Brigham Young University),

Keith Burns* (Northwestern University),

Jérôme Buzzi* (CNRS & Université Paris-Saclay),

Spencer Durham* (University of Maryland, College Park),

Bassam Fayad (University of Maryland, College Park),

Maria Jose Pacifico* (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro),

Osama Khalil (University of Illinois at Chicago),

Carlangelo Liverani (University of Roma Tor Vergata),

Davi Obata (Brigham Young University),

Jana Rodriguez Hertz* (SUSTech, Shenzhen, P.R. China),

Cagri Sert (University of Zurich), 

Daniel Thompson* (Ohio State University)

Raul Ures (SUSTech, Shenzhen, P.R. China)


* speaker in the Fisher Memorial Session

In addition, there will be 8 short talks by graduate students and postdocs on Sunday, and a poster session.

Workshop Organizers:

Svetlana Katok

Federico Rodriguez Hertz

Staff Assistant:

Shawna Dougherty


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.


The Conference participants will stay at the Hyatt Hotel. 
Reservations for invited speakers given 50 mins talks will be made by the Department.

Other participants should make their own reservations guaranteed with a valid credit card, and pay for their own lodging at the hotel during checkout. Reservations can be made by either calling Central Reservations at 1-888-492-8847 and referencing the group name "PSU Department of Mathematics" in addition to the code G-PSUU or going online at When booking online, the guests will need to type in group code G-PSUU to ensure that they receive the group discount under the “Corporate or Group Code” option from the drop-down menu (which is listed as the last one) beneath the dates. Individual reservations do not go through Hyatt Sales, so please use the phone number above or the website for booking. Reservations need to be received by October 19.

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

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).

Parking: The HUB parking deck is the closest option for visitors.

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