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Algebraic Theory of Difference Equations

11th May 2009 to 15th May 2009

Organisers: Allan Fordy (Leeds), Alexander Mikhailov (Leeds), Frank Nijhoff (Leeds), Anand Pillay (Leeds)(Chair), Jean-Pierre Ramis (Toulouse)

Satellite Workshop in Leeds

The workshop will be dedicated to diverse aspects of the algebraic theory of difference equations. We expect to represent topics such as:

  • the Galois theory of difference and q-difference equations
  • isomonodromic deformation problems and Painlevè differenceequations
  • integrability of analytic difference equations
  • difference algebraic geometry
  • dynamics of rational maps
  • connections with the model theory of difference fields

In addition to lectures on research developments, we expect to have a few introductory lectures on some of the topics mentioned above.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute The Leverhulme Trust London Mathematical Society Microsoft Research NM Rothschild and Sons