- To foster interaction among researchers in holomorphic dynamics and allied fields such as several complex variables, Teichmüller theory, self-similar groups, arithmetic dynamics, symbolic dynamics, hyperbolic and algebraic geometry, statistical physics, etc.
- To use this interaction for designing new mathematical tools that can aid in the progress in holomorphic dynamics, especially in understanding and building models of multi-dimensional parameter spaces.
- To involve graduate students and younger researchers into discussions with more senior mathematicians. This interaction will be beneficial for their scientific growth, and will inject new fresh ideas into the field.
- To celebrate John Milnor's achievements: his influence on the field of holomorphic dynamics cannot be overestimated.
Schedule and LocationThe conference will be held at the Banff Center, with some participants staying at the adjacent Banff International Research Station.
Participants should plan to arrive on the evening of Sunday, February 20
and leave on Friday afternoon (February 25) or Saturday, February 26.
Ample time has been allowed in the schedule for informal discussions
among the participants, as you
can see on the preliminary schedule.
The schedule is available either as a printable list with titles, or in a grid format.
The Banff Center is about 140 km west of Calgary, which takes approximately 2 hours by car or shuttle. We have made arrangements with the Banff Airporter for a discounted rate ($47.31 one way, $94.61 roundtrip) between the airport and Banff. The shuttle leaves the airport 12 times daily between 9am and 10:30pm, with returns leaving Banff between 5am and 7:30pm. You can make a reservation at the discounted rate here. If you are contacting the Banff Airporter directly, please let them know you are participating in the conference.
RegistrationIf you are interested in attending, please register so that we can keep you informed about the conference. As of Monday, 21 February 2011, these people have registered.
We expect to be able to cover partial food and lodging expenses of participants, but we don't anticipate having funds available for travel expenses. The NSF has agreed to support junior researchers and graduate students who are either US citizens, residents, or affiliated with a US institution.
If you registered prior to January 2011, please update your registration to tell us your housing needs and travel plans. You can just enter your last name and security code, then click [reload data].
PosterThe conference poster is available as a PDF, in the following sizes: US letter, A4, and tabloid (11"×17"). Please feel free to distribute copies.
Support and Organizing CommitteeSupport for this conference is being provided by BIRS, the Clay Mathematics Institute, IBM, the National Science Foundation, Stony Brook University, the University of Rhode Island, and the Simons Foundation. The organizing committee is Araceli Bonifant, David A. Ellwood, Misha Lyubich, and Scott Sutherland.
To contact us, please send an email to jackfest at math.sunysb.edu.