Thursday, April 16, 2020 - Sunday, April 19, 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the 2020 Spring Dynamical Systems conference,  April 16-19th, 2020 is cancelled. The 2021 meeting will tentatively take place April 8-11 2021.

The 9th Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems has been awarded to


for her fundamental work on the ergodic theory of locally Hamiltonian flows on surfaces, of translation flows on periodic surfaces and wind-tree models, and her seminal work on higher genus generalizations of Markov and Lagrange spectra.

You can find the list of Ulcigrai's prize papers at https://math.psu.edu/dynsys/Brinprize

The award ceremony planned for April 18 2020 as part of the Mayland dynamical systems conference has been canceled, and is now planned for April 10, 2021. Click here for the slides of the award presentation.

Brin Prize Committee: Viviane Baladi, Giovanni Forni (Chair), Helmut Hofer, Elon Lindenstrauss, Carlangelo Liverani, Hee Oh, Federico Rodriguez Hertz

As an alternate spring dynamics activity, we are opening up our usual dynamics seminar, virtually, by hosting a virtual seminar every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern time (except when noted otherwise). This will happen via Zoom; details for the Zoom meeting will be posted here prior to the seminar. It will last 2 hours with a break in the middle. Speakers will be asked to share the slides and/or notes in advance. The confirmed speakers are below. With the speaker's consent, the talks will be recorded and a link for the video will be posted here.

Other open virtual seminars in dynamics:

Date Speaker Title Abstract Slides Zoom link Video Recording

April 2

Adam Kanigowski (Maryland) Ergodic and spectral properties of smooth surface flows Abstract Slides | Notes   Video
April 9

Osama Khalil (Utah)

Random walks, spectral gaps, and Khinchine's theorem on fractals Abstract  Slides | Notes  
April 16 Anthony Quas (Victoria) Stability and collapse of Oseledets spectrum for Perron-Frobenius cocycles Abstract  Slides   Video
April 23, 5pm EDT Davide Ravotti (Monash) Quantitative equidistribution of horocycle push-forwards of transverse arcs Abstract Slides   Video
April 30 Florian Richter (Northwestern) Dynamical generalizations of the Prime Number Theorem and disjointness of additive and multiplicative actions Abstract Slides   Video
May 7 Felipe García-Ramos (UASLP) On topological models of zero entropy loosely Bernoulli systems Abstract Slides   Video
May 14 Alena Erchenko (Stony Brook) Flexibility of Lyapunov exponents with respect to two classes of measures Abstract Slides   Video
May 21 Wenyu Pan (Chicago) Exponential mixing of gedoesic flow for geometrically finite manifolds with cusps Abstract Slides   Video
May 28 Amir Algom (Penn State) Furstenberg-Marstrand slicing Theorems for ( x m, x n) invariant sets Abstract Slides   Video
June 4 Ayşe Şahin (Wright State) The complexity threshold for the loosely Bernoulli property Abstract Slides   Video
June 11 Nyima Kao (Chicago) Pressure Metrics for Deformation Spaces of Quasifuchsian Groups with Parabolics Abstract Slides   Video
June 18 Scott Schmieding (Denver) Local P entropy and stabilized automorphism groups Abstract Slides   Video


Beginning in Fall 1991, the dynamics groups of the University of Maryland and Pennsylvania State University have jointly sponsored two annual three to four day meetings in dynamical systems and related topics: a spring meeting here in College Park, and a fall meeting in State College. These meetings, though primarily regional, also attract participants outside the region and the country; the conference archives indicate their scope. 

The Second Chernov Memorial Lectures will be delivered by Péter Bálint during the conference, on April 17,18 and 19.

The 9th Michael Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems will be awarded during the conference.

The conference will begin at 2 pm on Thursday April 16 and will end by 1 pm on Sunday April 19.

Confirmed speakers:
  • María Isabel Cortez (Santiago)
  • Mark Demers (Fairfield)
  • Sam Edwards (Yale)
  • Alena Erchenko (Stony Brook)
  • Andrey Gogolev (Ohio)
  • Alex Gorodnik (Zurich)
  • Taylor McAdam (Yale)
  • Françoise Pène (Brest)
  • Dmitry Schlegov (UFMG)
  • Corinna Ulcigrai (Zurich)
  • Kurt Vinhage (Penn State)
  • Zhiren Wang (Penn State)