MASCOS Workshop on Algebraic Dynamics

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
February 14 - February 18, 2005

Algebraic Dynamics is broadly taken to be the intersection of dynamical systems with algebra, number theory and geometry. The goal of this workshop is twofold: to bring people from neighbouring research areas in algebraic dynamics together for a fruitful exchange of ideas and to introduce some exciting new developments in algebraic dynamics to the Australian mathematics community including graduate students.

Invited Speakers:

  • Tony Dooley
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Peter Forrester
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Arek Goetz
  • San Francisco State University, USA
  • Friedrich Götze
  • University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Daniel Lenz
  • TU Chemnitz, Germany
  • Douglas Lind
  • University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Robert V. Moody
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Klaus Schmidt
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • Igor Shparlinsky
  • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Franco Vivaldi
  • Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Günther J. Wirsching
  • University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany


    The workshop will feature invited lectures and some contributed talks. Topics covered by the invited lecturers include:

  • Algebraic structures of Zd-actions (Schmidt, Lind)
  • Dynamical systems and aperiodic order (Moody, Lenz)
  • Universal statistics and random matrices (Götze, Forrester)
  • Dynamics of rational maps over finite fields (Shparlinsky, Vivaldi)
  • Piecewise isometries (Goetz)
  • Costs of equivalence relations and group actions (Dooley)
  • The 3x+1 problem (Wirsching)

  • Titles, Abstracts and Selected Talks/Papers




    Shopping, Eating, Highlights and Activities

    Travel Information


    John A.G. Roberts (UNSW)   Email:
    Michael Baake (Bielefeld)       Email:


    We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the

    ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems

    Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

    School of Mathematics, UNSW

    last modified on 7 Feb 2005