May 27-31, 2003
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, UT

Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG DS)

Memorial Day Celebration!
Please join us at our Welcome Reception Barbecue, Monday, May 26th from 6-8 PM, where we will be serving traditional barbecue fare including hot dogs, hamburgers, veggieburgers, assorted salads, beans, snacks, dessert and beverages! Be sure to indicate on the registration form if you plan to attend.

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG DS)

The purpose of the SIAG is to bring together researchers working on a variety of problems in dynamical systems and to give them contact with people of similar interests but often different backgrounds. By the establishment of this SIAG, cross-disciplinary interactions will be catalyzed among workers with interests in dynamics ranging from fundamental properties of dynamical systems to the development of software for use in the study of dynamics to applications to disciplines such as physics, chemistry and engineering. Also, the SIAG will foster interactions between the academic community working in dynamics and workers in industrial and government settings.


Tasso Kaper, Boston University, (co-chair)
Dave Levermore, University of Maryland, College Park
John Lowengrub, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Jerry Marsden, California Institute of Technology
Dave McLaughlin, Courant Institute, New York University
George Oster, University of California, Berkeley
Mary Pugh, University of Toronto, Canada (co-chair)
Laurette Tuckerman, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Mary Lou Zeeman, University of Texas, San Antonio


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Army Research Office, the Department of Energy and the Office of Naval Research for their support of this conference.


Computational and Experimental Neuroscience
Dynamical Astronomy
Dynamics of Foams
Experimental and Theoretical Nonlinear Physics
Geometric Mechanics
Intra- and Inter-Cellular Dynamics
Navier-Stokes Equations and Dynamical Systems
Nonlinear Control Theory
Nonlinear PDEs
Numerical Methods: Scaling and Stochastics
Randomness in Biology
Reduction Theories for PDEs
Stochastic PDEs
Vortices, Organized Structures, Transition, and Turbulence


Electro-Manipulation of Particles in Fluidic Devices
Nadine Aubry, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Computer Simulation of Dynamical Systems: The Good, the Bad, and the Awful
Leo Kadanoff, University of Chicago

Equation-Free Multiscale Computation: Enabling Microscopic Simulators to Perform System-Level Tasks
Yannis Kevrekidis, Princeton University

Schooling by Design: Coordinated Multi-Vehicle Dynamics
Naomi Leonard, Princeton University

Sonoluminescence: Illuminating Bubbles
Detlef Lohse, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Singular Asymptotics for Nonlinear Dispersive Waves
Peter Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

What is the Design Trick by Which Natural Selection Evolved Such Astonishingly Robust Genetic Networks?
Garrett Odell, University of Washington

The Navier-Stokes Equations with Moving Interfaces and Surface Tension
Steve Shkoller, University of California, Davis

Dynamic Features of Motor Networks and Behavior in Parkinson's Disease
Karen Sigvardt, University of California, Davis

Dynamical Systems and the Navier-Stokes Equations
Gene Wayne, Boston University

The Jürgen Moser Lecture and the J.D. Crawford Prize

Tuesday, May 27
8:30 PM - 8:40 PM
The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems Prize Session

The Jürgen Moser Lecture
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Is there a Natural Dynamics for Systems with Many Degrees of Freedom?
David Ruelle, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, France

The J.D. Crawford Prize
Yannis G. Kevrekidis, Princeton University

Please visit these pages for more information on the Moser Lecture and Crawford Prize


Professor J. Yorke of the University of Maryland presented the traditional Red Sock Awards to:

John Burke, Arizona State University
Rodica Curtu, University of Pittsburgh
Thilo Gross, Universitaet Oldenburg, Germany
Takashi Nishikawa, Arizona State University
Claire Postlethwaite, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Minisymposium proposals: October 29, 2002

Minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts: November 26, 2002

Contributed papers in lecture or poster format: November 26, 2002

Audio-Visual Requirements: April 23, 2003


You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the following formats.


A minisymposium can consist of either four or six 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. We welcome minisymposium proposals from single individuals or small groups of up to three individuals. Also, organizers can propose two-part minisymposia --- thus allowing between eight and twelve speakers in the proposal. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations using the Conference Management System available at:

It is common that at least one of the organizers make a presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. The Organizing Committee will referee contributed minisymposia. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.

For further minisymposium organizer and participant information, please visit:

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: October 29, 2002


Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas consistent with the conference themes and the overall subject area of the Conference. Professor J. Yorke of the University of Maryland will present the traditional Red Sock Awards to the four best posters. This award will consist of a small sum plus a red sock. The organizers especially encourage poster contributions.

A contributed lecture involves a 15-minute oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. A contributed poster involves the use of visual aids such as 8-1/2" x 11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 6' poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor, either for a lecture or a poster, must submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed 75 words. Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the Conference Management System available at:

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: November 26, 2002


Please use SIAM's Conference Management System to submit minisymposium proposals, minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts in lecture or poster format.


Authors will be notified by e-mail in January 2003.


Standard AV Set-Up in Meeting Rooms
Every plenary session room will have two overhead projectors, two screens, and a data projector. All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and a data projector.

Speakers may request audiovisual equipment, other than the standard equipment listed above, by contacting by April 23, 2003. Additional requests are subject to approval. E-mail confirmation is sent to speakers who make special requests. To avoid confusion on-site, please be certain you receive an e-mail confirmation!

To review SIAM's audiovisual equipment policy, please visit


Registration for the conference is now OPEN!


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Created 7/25/02 dar
Edited: 7/25/02 dar