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BREAKFAST  BREAKFAST  BREAKFAST  BREAKFAST  BREAKFAST  
8.459.00 
Introduction
from BIRS station manager, Brenda Williams 

9.009.45  Rich
Schwarz, Unbounded orbits for outer billiards 
Michael Baake, A glimpse at aperiodic order 
Bob Devaney, Cantor and Sierpinski, Julia and Fatou: crazy topology in complex dynamics 
David Damanik, Spectral theory of Schr"odinger operators with dynamically generated potentials. 
Anthony Quas, TBA 

9.4510.30  Yitwah Cheung, Best rational approximations 
Rod Edwards, Dynamics of glass networks 
Henk Bruin, Most piecewise contractions are asymptotically periodic 
ChaiWah Wu, Digital halftoning and sensor placement 
Informal discussions 

10.3011.00  COFFEE  COFFEE  COFFEE  COFFEE  COFFEE  
11.0011.45  Ilie Ugarcovici, Continued fractions, natural extension maps and their geometric structure 
John Roberts, The dynamics of reversible rational maps over finite fields via a combinatoric model using random involutions. 
Pat Hooper, Some irrational polygons have many periodic billiard paths 
Tomasz Nowicki, Convex dynamics with constant input: The case of the acute triangle.  Informal discussions 

11.4512.15  Nicolas Bedaride,
Symbolic dynamics of the dual billiard map 
Sinan Gunturk, Simultaneous betarepresentations 
Rob
Sturman Piecewise isometries and mixing in granular tumblers 
Simon Lloyd, On closing bounded type recurrence on the torus 
Informal discussions 

12.302.00  LUNCH 1.002.00 optional tour of Banff centre followed by 2.00 Group photograph in front of Corbett Hall 
LUNCH  LUNCH  LUNCH  LUNCH  
2.002.45  (starts 5 mins late) Sergei Tabachnikov, Polygonal outer billiards 
Franco Vivaldi, Interval exchange maps over algebraic number fields 
OUTING  John Lowenstein, Computational explorations relevant to Ashwin's conjecture for digitalfilter maps 
DEPART  
2.453.15 

Peter
Ashwin, Packings from piecewise isometries 
Congping Lin, Some Properties of Piecewise Parabolic Maps 

3.154.00 
TEA 
TEA 
TEA 

4.004.45 
Karl Petersen, Some zerodimensional dynamical systems generated by reinforced walks on graphs 
Sebastian
Ferenczi, Languages and inductions for intervalexchange transformations 
Arek Goetz, A symbolic package for exploration of rational piecewise isometries 

4.455.30  ARRIVAL 
Michael Boshernitzan, TBA 
Matt
Nicol, TBA 
Denis Giadashev, Renormalization in areapreserving dynamics 

6.007.30  DINNER  DINNER  DINNER  DINNER  
8.309.30  Cheese
and wine 
PROBLEM SESSION Bring your favourite open problems to present to the group! 