The Dynamical Systems Group at the Universidad de la República has
been organizing several international Conferences and
Workshops in the last 20 years, focusing on different aspects of
dynamics and related topics.
As our group expanded, both in number of participants and areas
of research, we are holding a Workshop on Groups, Geometry and Dynamics
on 2018 at Montevideo as a satellite conference of ICM 2018 (Rio de
Janeiro). The goal of the Workshop is to bring together top scientists
working on these areas to discuss new trends on these topics. The
idea is to have few talks and lots of discussion time.
During the conference we will be holding a memorial recognition to Ricardo Mañé
(1948-1995), a top Uruguayan (and Brazilian) mathematician who worked on Dynamical
Systems, and who in 2018 would have been 70 years old.
Ricardo Mañé was born in January, 1948, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
He entered the University of the Republic of Uruguay in 1967.
In 1969 he became an assistant lecturer in the department of
mathematics, where, under the guidance of J. Lewowicz he found
his vocation for mathematics and specially for dynamical systems.
Through him he got in contact in 1971 with J. Palis, who was then
starting a lively research group in this field at the Institute
for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro.
He encouraged Mañé to pursue his studies at IMPA, which he did,
obtaining his PhD in 1973, having Palis as thesis advisor.
Since he became an assistant professor at IMPA, in 1973, all the
academic career of Mañé was developed at this admirable Institute,
where he has been thesis adviser of eleven doctorate students
C. Doering, A. Araújo, R. Ruggiero, M. Craizer, G. Contreras,
M. Paternain, F. Carvalho, A. Rovella, J. Delgado, R. Iturriaga and
H. Enrich. The topics of their theses included persistently transitive
flows, Lorenz like attractors, existence of hyperbolic attractors for
diffeomorphisms of surfaces, the dynamics of the inner functions and
the variational ergodic theory of Lagrangian flows.
Mañé was invited to speak twice in the section of Ordinary
Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems of the International
Congress of Mathematicians, in 1983 at Warsaw and in 1994 at Zürich.
He was also a speaker at the Colloquium organized by the Société
Mathématique de France, celebrating R. Thom's 65th anniversary.
In 1994, he became a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
and was awarded the Third World Academy of Sciences Prize for Mathematics.
A bold contribution and a masterpiece of Mañés work is the solution of the stability conjecture.
Mañé passed away in Montevideo, 1995.
See Mañé, Ricardo On Ricardo Mañé. Edited by Jacob Palis. Bol.
Soc. Brasil. Mat. (N.S.) 28 (1997), no. 2, i–iii. 01A70