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Monday June 04

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Monday June 04, 2007

08:00-08:50 : Registration

08:50-09:00 : Opening

Session chairman : G. Zaslavsky

09:00-09:45 : Y. Couder "Bouncing drops, various aspects of a wave/particle association at a macroscopic scale"
09:45-10:15 : D. Shepelyansky "Directed transport and chaos in asymmetric nanostructures"

10:15-10:40 : Coffee break (Salle des Voûtes)

10:40-11:10 : S. Rica "Condensation of classical nonlinear waves"

11:10-11:30 : R. Manella "Adiabatic Divergence of the Chaotic Layer Width and Applications to Noise-Induced Phenomena"

11:30-11:50 : N. Berglund "Metastability in interacting nonlinear stochastic differential equations"

11:50-12:10 : R. Vilela Mendes "Stochastic representations and localized numerical codes"

12:10-15:30 : Welcome buffet (Salle des Voûtes) and free time

Session chairman : S. Fauve

15:30-16:15 : G. Zaslavsky "Three-dimensional stochastic web with quasicrystal symmetry"

16:15-16:45 : O. Piro "Dissipative embedding of conservative dynamics"

16:45-17:15 : A. Luo "On global transversality and chaos in two-dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems"

17:15-17:40 : Coffee break (Salle des Voûtes)

17:40-18:00 : E. Serre "Transition to chaos in rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection in cylinders"

18:00-18:20 : D. Vainchtein "Resonances-induced chaotic advection in a cellular flow"

18:20-18:40 : M. Uleysky "Wave chaos in an underwater sound channel"

18:40-19:00 : D-G. Dimitriu "Intermittency Scenario of Transition to Chaos in Plasma in Connection with the Nonlinear Dynamics of a Double Layer Structure"


Tuesday June 05, 2007

Session chairman : A. Jorba

09:00-09:45 : J. Laskar

09:45-10:15 : R. MacKay "Manifestations of chaos"

10:15-10:45 : Coffee break (Le Chalet)

10:45-11:15 : V. Rom-Kedar "Stable motion in high-dimensional steep repelling potentials"

11:15-11:35: O. Merlo "Fine structure in narrow planetary rings"

11:35-11:55 : A. Farres "Nonlinear Dynamics for a Solar Sail Near an Equilibrium Point of the Sun-Earth System"

11:55-12:15 : M. Romero-Gomez "The formation of spiral arms and outer rings in barred galaxies"

12:15-15:30 : Free Time

Session chairman : J. Laskar

15:30-16:15 : C. Jaffé "A Review of Transition State Theory with Applications"

16:15-16:45 : A. Torcini "Synchronization in spatially extended systems"
16:45-17:15 : M. Courbage "Complexity and Entropy in Colliding Particle Systems"

17:15-17:50 : Coffee break (Le Chalet)

17:50-18:10 : R. Ball "A world tour of dynamical systems, stability, and chaos"

18:10-18:30 : P. Le Gal "Experimental evidence of the Strato-Rotationnal Instability in a Taylor-Couette flow"

18:30-18:50 : A. Apte "A Bayesian approach to Lagrangian data assimilation"


Wednesday June 06, 2007

Session chairman : O. Piro

09:00-09:45 : E. Wesfreid "Stability of forced wakes"

09:45-10:15 : R. Artuso "Deterministic ratchets and beyond: zeta functions techniques"

10:15-10:40 : Coffee break (Salle des Voûtes)

10:40-11:10 : D. Treschev "Travelling waves in one-dimensional lattices"

11:10-11:30 : D. Fanelli "On the emergence of Quasi-Stationary States: the case of the Free-Electron Laser"

11:30-11:50 : C. Eloy "Flag flutter"

11:50-12:10 : M. Lefranc "Topological characterization of chaos: orientation preservation vs. non-intersection of trajectories"

12:10-16:00 : Half Way Buffet (Salle des Voûtes) and free time

Session chairman : Y. Elskens

16:00-16:45 : T. Evans "Implications of Topological Complexity and Hamiltonian Chaos in the Edge Magnetic Field of Toroidal Plasmas"

16:45-17:15 : R. Sanchez "Non-diffusive modeling of strange transport in magnetically-confined, turbulent plasmas"

17:15-17:40 : Coffee break (Salle des Voûtes)

17:40-19:20 : POSTER SESSION (Salle des Voûtes)


Thursday June 07, 2007

Session chairman : R. Lima

09:00-09:45 : S. Ruffo "Quasi-stationary states in mean-field dynamics"

09:45-10:15 : P. H. Chavanis "Self-gravitating Brownian particles"

10:15-10:50 : Coffee break (Le Chalet)

10:50-11:10 : G. Zimbardo "Kolmogorov entropy of magnetic field lines in the percolative regime: numerical computation and application to electron transport in solar coronal loops"

11:10-11:30 : M. Rajkovic "Clustering properties of plasma turbulence"

11:30-11:50 : K. Rypdal "Turbulence, critical fluctuations, and scale-free avalanching in a dusty plasma monolayer"

11:50-12:10 : R. Paskauskas "Sticky obstacles to relaxation in coupled oscillators: the OCS molecule"

12:15-15:00 : Free Time

Session chairman : D. Treschev

15:00-15:45 : S. Fauve "Chaotic dynamos generated by turbulent flows"

15:45-16:05 : M. Mikikian "Nonlinear Processes in Complex Plasmas"

16:05-16:25 : N. N. Choi "Triple collision orbits in photo-ionisation of two-electron atoms"

16:25-16:45 : P. Martin "Exponentially small splitting of separatrices in perturbations of the McMillan family"
16:45-17:05 : A. Vasiliev "Change in the adiabatic invariant at separatrix crossing"

17:05-23:00 : Banquet at Château d'IF


Friday June 08, 2007

Session chairman : C. Simo

09:00-09:45 : E. Villermaux "Mixing by random stirring"

09:45-10:15 : T. Solomon "Experimental studies of advection-reaction-diffusion systems"

10:15-10:40 : Coffee break (Salle des Voûtes)

10:40-11:10 : J-L. Thiffeault "A Topological Theory of Rod Stirring"

11:10-12:30 : Round Table Discussion : Common characteristics of several dynamical mechanisms in different physical problems" Organisers: C. Simo, D. Treschev and G. Zaslavsky

12:30-14:00 : Conference Closing Buffet (Salle des Voûtes)