Vaughn Climenhaga

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston

Houston Workshop on Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems

Lodging, travel, and logistics

The Houston Workshop on Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems originally scheduled for May 2020 was canceled on March 17 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A similar workshop will be planned once the situation permits, possibly in December 2021. Further details, including exact dates, will be posted once they are determined.

From May 15-17, 2020 (Friday-Sunday), the Department of Mathematics at University of Houston will host a research workshop on topics related to hyperbolic dynamical systems, including thermodynamic formalism, statistical properties, partial and non-uniform hyperbolicity, cocycles and rigidity, connections to geometry, and dimension theory. The interaction between different approaches to the study of hyperbolic systems will be of particular interest.

The workshop will be preceded by two days of preparatory activities on May 13-14 (Wednesday-Thursday) targeted primarily at first- and second-year Ph.D. students. The goal of these two days will be to introduce some of the fundamental ideas that will appear throughout the research talks at the workshop and to prepare the students to engage with the results that are presented at the workshop itself.

Workshop speakers include:
  • Alex Blumenthal (Maryland / Georgia Tech)
  • Keith Burns (Northwestern)
  • Todd Fisher (Brigham Young)
  • Matt Nicol (Houston)
  • Mark Piraino (Northwestern)
  • Victoria Sadovskaya (Penn State)
  • Khadim War (Chicago / IMPA)
  • Fan Yang (Oklahoma)
  • Yun Yang (Virginia Tech)
  • Agnieszka Zelerowicz (Maryland)
Registration information

If you plan to participate in the workshop, please fill out the following registration form to ensure that you receive up-to-date information about logistics and schedule. If you would like to apply for support for travel and lodging expenses -- especially if you are a Ph.D. student who plans to attend the preparatory days on May 13-14 -- please indicate this in the appropriate spot on the form.

A note on funding: This workshop is supported by NSF grant DMS-1554794. Following NSF guidelines, funding priority will be given to students, recent PhDs, underrepresented groups, and people with no other federal support. Priority will also be given to U.S. participants; at this time it is not clear whether or not we will be able to offer any support to participants traveling from outside the U.S.

Full consideration will be given to all requests for funding received by February 29; offers of travel/lodging support will be sent in early March. If your participation in the workshop is contingent on receiving funding from us, please do not make any travel arrangements before that point. 

If you have questions, please contact Vaughn Climenhaga at

Travel, lodging, and logistics

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Schedule, titles and abstracts

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