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1996 Fall Western Sectional Meeting
Pasadena, CA, November 1617, 1996
Meeting #917
Associate secretaries:
William A Harris, Jr, AMS
wharris@math.usc.edu
Special Session on Dynamical Systems

Saturday November 16, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, I
Room 153, Sloan Laboratory
Organizers:
Rafael de la Llave, University of Texas at Austin llave@math.utexas.edu
Maciej P. Wojtkowski, University of Arizona maciejw@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
Perturbations of Hamiltonian Normal Forms
Jerrold E. Marsden*, Caltech
(9175855)

9:30 a.m.
The Equichordal Point Problem and the existence of heterolinic and homoclinic connections
Marek R. Rychlik*, University of Arizona
(9173947)

10:00 a.m.
The dynamics of contact structures
Robert W. Ghrist*, University of Texas, Austin
John B. Etnyre, University of Texas, Austin
(9175753)

10:30 a.m.
Some aspects of the Arnold's diffusion problem
Michael Rudnev*, Caltech
(9173484)

Saturday November 16, 1996, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, II
Room 153, Sloan Laboratory
Organizers:
Rafael de la Llave, University of Texas at Austin llave@math.utexas.edu
Maciej P. Wojtkowski, University of Arizona maciejw@math.arizona.edu

3:00 p.m.
Denjoy minimal sets are far from affine.
Alec Norton*, University of Texas, Austin
(9175848)

3:30 p.m.
Noninvertible Piecewise Continous Mappings and Subshifts of Finite Type
Arek J. Goetz*, Boston University
(9175874)

4:00 p.m.
Estimating the dimension of spectral measures of ergodic transformations and flows.
Oliver R. Knill*, University of Arizona, Tucson
A. Hof, Caltch
(9175837)

4:30 p.m.
Topics in holomorphic dynamics
Ricardo PerezMarco*, Univ of Cal, Los Angeles
(91758113)

Sunday November 17, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, III
Room 153, Sloan Laboratory
Organizers:
Rafael de la Llave, University of Texas at Austin llave@math.utexas.edu
Maciej P. Wojtkowski, University of Arizona maciejw@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
Dynamical systems with some hyperbolic properties
LaiSang Young*, UCLA
(9175863)

9:30 a.m.
Convergence of densities for piecesise affine approximations of interval maps.
Nicolai Haydn*, University of Southern California
(9175861)

10:00 a.m.
Properties of solutions of complex differential equations
Alberto Candel*, Caltech
(9175887)

10:30 a.m.
Extremal rotation numbers for torus shear homeomorphisms
Erik Doeff*, Montana State University  Bozeman
Michal Misiurewicz, IUPUI
(9175832)

Sunday November 17, 1996, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, IV
Room 153, Sloan Laboratory
Organizers:
Rafael de la Llave, University of Texas at Austin llave@math.utexas.edu
Maciej P. Wojtkowski, University of Arizona maciejw@math.arizona.edu

3:00 p.m.
The integral manifold of the threebody problem
Qiudong Wang*, UCLA
(9173459)

3:30 p.m.
Arnold DiffusionIssues and Recent Results
Stephen Wiggins*, Caltech
(9175862)

4:00 p.m.
Strange Attractors in Dynamical Systems
Bjorn Birnir*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(91758112)

4:30 p.m.
Periodic orbits and complexity for billiards in polygons
Eugene Gutkin*, University of Southern California
(9175857)
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