Measurable Dynamics, Theory and Applications (06w5079)


(University of Victoria)

(Concordia University)

Brian Hunt (University of Maryland)

(University of Victoria)


Thirty-five world experts will meet next week, Aug 5-10, 2006, at the Banff International Research Station to discuss recent developments in the fast-moving field of Measurable Dynamics. Measurable dynamics has its origins in the 19th Century when scientists were grappling with problems of thermodynamics in chemistry, engineering and physics. Since then, the discipline has matured into a subject in its own right. In recent years, exciting connections have been established between measurable dynamics and other areas of mathematics: geometry, prime numbers and probability to name a few.

Meanwhile, there has been an explosive development in the theory of dynamical systems ("chaos theory"), both theoretically and practically with applications to subjects as diverse as the stock market, economics, biology and engineering.

The workshop will bring together experts in measurable dynamics together with specialists in chaos theory as well as scientists in neighbouring disciplines. The aim is to strengthen connections between these groups of people in order to shape the development of the subject, and to share and advance knowledge.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is administered by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, in collaboration with the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems Network (MITACS), the Berkeley-based Mathematical Science Research Institute (MSRI) and the Instituto de Matematicas at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).