Big ideas in dynamics
American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California
Benjamin Call and Noelle Sawyer
This research community, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, focuses on collaborative learning among graduate students in dynamical systems, specifically smooth dynamics, ergodic theory, and homogeneous dynamics. There are three main goals to this program:
- Building connections across institutions.
- Expanding access to the dynamics field, particularly to those who cannot normally attend in-person dynamics conferences.
- Deliberately strengthening reading, research, and collaboration skills.
- We will begin with a virtual "learning conference" on September 29, where senior mathematicians will give short talks about a paper or idea necessary to understand some of their work. There will be talks by Vaughn Climenhaga, Osama Khalil, Bryna Kra, and Amie Wilkinson Erchenko, Giulio Tiozzo, and Caglar Uyanik concerning foundational topics and ideas in dynamical systems and its intersections with other areas including ergodic theory and geometry.
- Throughout the semester after the conference, graduate students will meet virtually in small groups to read through one of the presented papers, guided by a postdoc or senior graduate student who is familiar with the paper. Abstracts and paper titles can be found in the online application, linked below.
- At the end of the semester, we will host a second virtual conference, tentatively on December 8th. Groups will give short talks on the papers that they have read, and we will have additional research "lightning talks". We will also have problem sessions to foster collaboration.
You can find updates and information about previous semesters at our
Big Ideas in Dynamics website
Upcoming activitiesOpening conference on Friday, September 29, 9:00am-1:00pm Pacific, and a closing conference on Friday, December 8, time TBD.