A conference to celebrate Jack Milnor's 70th birthday.

March 9-11, 2001.    Stony Brook, New York.


All talks will be held in the Room S-240 in the Mathematics Building.

Friday March 9

9:00. Refreshments.

10:00 - 11:10. Welcoming words by

Provost Robert McGrath and Math. Department Chairman Detlef Gromoll
followed by the lecture of D. Sullivan (Stony Brook and CUNY).
"String topology and dynamics."

Coffee break.

11:30 - 12:30. M. Shishikura (University of Hiroshima).

"Monotonicity in the quadratic-like families and parabolic fixed points."


2:30 - 3:30. N. Makarov (Caltech).

"Dynamics of Loewner's equation."

Coffee break.

4:00 - 5:00. Colloquium. E. Ghys (ENS de Lyon).

"Some examples of differential equations in the complex domain."

8:00 - 10:30. After dinner party at Jack and Dusa's house.

Saturday March 10

8:30. Refreshments.

9:30 - 10:30. J.-C. Yoccoz (College de France).

"Henon-like attractors in population dynamics?"

Coffee break.

11:00 - 12:00. A. Verjovsky (UNAM).

"The Milnor fibration for isolated singularities and a Levi flat CR structure on the 5-sphere."


2:15 - 3:15. S. Zakeri (UPenn).

"Trans-quasiconformal surgery and Siegel disks."

3:30 - 4:30. J. Smillie (Cornell).

"Dynamical complexity in the Henon family."

Coffee break.

5:00 - 6:00. M. Gromov (IHES & Courant).

"What is dynamics?"

7:00 - 10:00. Banquet in the Three Village Inn.

Sunday March 11

8:00. Refreshments.

9:00 - 10:00. A. Douady (Paris/Orsay).

"Baby Mandelbrot sets are born in cauliflowers."

10:15 - 11:15. J. Kiwi (PUC/Chile).

"Quadratic Julia sets and cubic polynomials."

Coffee break.

11:30 - 12:30. Ya. Eliashberg (Stanford).

"Geometry and dynamics of contact transformations."