Satellite Workshop - Algebraic Theory of Difference Equations

11 May to 15 May 2009

University of Leeds, UK

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

in association with the Newton Institute programme Discrete Integrable Systems (19 January to 3 July 2009)

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Theme of Workshop:

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.

Speakers will include:

G Casale (Rennes), Z Chatzidakis (Paris), M Gekhtmann (Notre Dame), R Halburd (Univ. College, London), Ch Hardouin (Heidelberg), P Kowalski (Wroclaw), I Laine (Joensuu), SP Novikov (Maryland), M van der Put (Groningen), J-P Ramis (Toulouse), J Sauloy (Toulouse), Th Scanlon (Berkeley), M Singer (North Carolina State), V Sokolov (Landau Inst., Moscow), I Taimanov (Novosibirsk), H Umemura (Chuo), L di Vizio (Paris).


All lectures will take place in MALL seminar room, on level 8 of the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds.

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