logotext1 July 18 – 22, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jerry Marsden Memorial Activities


The organizers of ICIAM 2011 were saddened by the passing of Prof. Jerrold Marsden, who lost his battle with cancer on September 21, 2010. As Co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee and a member of the Steering Committee, Prof. Marsden’s influence and imprint is strongly felt in the structure and scientific content of the Congress. His enthusiasm and knowledge will be deeply missed by his colleagues at ICIAM 2011. More information about Prof. Marsden can be viewed here.

To honour Prof. Marsden and the contributions he has made to ICIAM 2011 and the scientific community, a series of special activities will be held at the Congress to recognize his work.

(Photo courtesy of Margo Weinstein)

Memorial Lecture:
Introduction to Marsden & Symmetry - Alan Weinstein, University of California, Berkeley: Wednesday, July 20 at 19:00 (followed by a reception with cash bar)


Applications of Numerical Geometric Methods in Dynamics and Control: July 18, 10:00 – 12:00

The short minisymposium consisting of four talks was initiated before Jerry passed away last summer. The topics are inspired by Jerry's work and ideas in the field of computational geometric mechanics and will be presented by some of Jerry's former post-docs. Jerry played an instrumental role in our lives and we dedicate this work to his memory.

Organizer: Marin Kobilarov, California Institute of Technology

Geometry, Mechanics & Dynamics: July 20, 10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 17:00

This minisymposia comprising a total of eight lecturers are dedicated to the memory of Jerrold E. Marsden. The topics of the talks illustrate Marsden's interests. They cover fluid dynamics, elasticity theory, geometric methods in Hamiltonian dynamics, bifurcation theory, geometric mechanics, nonholonomic mechanics, control, variational numerical integrators, and mission design problems.

Organizer: Tudor S. Ratiu, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Marsden Minisymposium:
The Caltech Period
: July 21, 10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 17:00

Jerry Marsden joined Caltech in 1995. His fifteen-year stay at Caltech resulted in flourishing interactions between scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. A culture of excellence and scientific innovation with no disciplinary barrier was formed and nurtured by him. This mini-symposium is focused on Marsden's influence and impact during his Caltech period.Organizer: Kamran Mohseni, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Organizer: Kamran Mohseni, University of Florida at Gainesville