The 2016 Midwest
Dynamical Systems Seminar

November 4—6

Organizing Committee:

Joanna Furno, Will Geller, Scott Kaschner, Michał Misiurewicz, Rodrigo Pérez, Roland Roeder.


  • Leonid Bunimovich (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Tomasz Downarowicz (Wrocław University of Technology)
  • Joanna Furno (IUPUI)
  • Alex Furman (UIC)
  • Patrick Hooper (CUNY)
  • Kathryn Lindsey (U Chicago)
  • Olga Lukina (UIC)
  • Kevin Pilgrim (IU, Bloomington)
  • Samuel Roth (Silesian University, Opava)

Titles and abstracts
List of participants



The Friday talk doubles as the Departmental Colloquium, and will be held in room LD-010 (the Science Building LD is facing the orange parking lot #83 in this map). A welcome reception and Colloquium refreshments will take place in the first floor atrium of the new Science Building (EL in the map).

Weekend talks will be held in room BS-2000 of the Business School. Also, note that we expect large crowds on Saturday for the Marathon; hence the late starting time, and longer-than-usual lunch break.

An reception with food and poster session will take place at University Tower (HO in the map), starting at 6:00pm.

Titles and abstracts

Friday PMSaturday AMSaturday PMSunday AM
9:00 Refreshments 2:00 Furno 9:00 Refreshments
10:00 Roth 3:00 Lukina 9:30 Hooper
11:00 Downarowicz 4:00 Coffee Break 10:30 Lindsey
12:00 Lunch Break 4:30 Furman 11:30 Coffee Break
3:00 Colloquium
12:00 Pilgrim
4:00 Bunimovich 6:00 Reception/Poster Session

Local Information

  • Note that the Monumental Marathon will take place in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday 11/5 (you can find route and street closure maps at this link). Many street will be closed to foot traffic, so please allow yourselves ample time to arrive in campus on Saturday morning.
  • Note that this will be the week that daylight saving time ends.
  • Please refer to this map for all information below. For reference, the campus is split by University Blvd (running N-S), and Michigan St (running E-W).
  • The Friday Colloquium takes splace in the Science School (LD), while the weekend talks take place in the Business School (BS). Both buildings (LD & BS) are located in the SE quadrant of the map.
  • The Reception/Poster Session will take place at University Tower (HO in the map, at the intersection of Michigan St and University Blvd).
  • For campus parking use the Gateway Garage (XL in the map, north of Michigan St, at the east end of campus) and bring your ticket to us.
  • Food options are mostly concentrated north of campus, on 10th St and Indiana Ave. There are also options available downtown (east of campus), but these are somehow farther. There is no food available in campus during the weekend.

Registration and Support

All participants are encouraged to register at the official conference email address to facilitate notifications.

Based on previous meetings, we expect to be able to offer some degree of financial support to every applicant that has no support through NSF or Simons Foundation grants. Priority will be given to students and underrepresented minorities, then to junior faculty, then senior faculty.

There is still a small amount of funds for participant expenses. To request support, send a note to, including

  • name / institution
  • academic status
  • total amount requested
  • whether you have another source of support
Note that if you are traveling by air, it is mandatory to use a US carrier for NSF reimbursement purposes.

We request graduate students that ask support to share rooms (please bear in mind the marathon note above). If you can, please make your own arrangements. Otherwise, write to the official conference address so we can help pair you.


Hotels with Special Conference Rate

These hotels have blocks of rooms reserved for the conference at negotiated rates (please bear in mind the urgent note above):
  • Crowne Plaza Friday and Saturday Nights $199 + tax. You can book at this rate using the link provided or by calling (317) 631-2221 and giving the group name: "2016 Midwest Dynamical Systems Seminar". Deadline for conference rate 10/6.
  • The Alexander Thursday night, Friday night, and/or Saturday night: $159 + tax. You can book using the link provided, or by calling 855-200-3002 and asking for the MWDS Room Block. Deadline for conference rate 10/10.
  • Candlewood Suites Friday night: $169 + tax, Saturday night: $93 + tax. You can book at this rate using the link provided or by calling the hotel directly at 317-536-7700 and asking for the Midwest Dynamical Systems block. Deadline for conference rate 10/6.
  • Sheraton Indianapolis Downtown Only for Saturday night $159 + tax. Call 1-888-627-8186 and ask for the MWDS block. Deadline for conference rate 10/7.