7th International Young Researchers Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00am to Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:00am

Control will be the seventh in a series of workshops that have previously taken place in Madrid (2006, 2007), Barcelona (2008), Ghent (2009), La Laguna (2010) and Coimbra (2012). Its goal is to bring together young researchers working in geometric mechanics and control theory and to offer a platform to present the results of their research to an international audience. The main idea of this conference is to offer 3 courses of 4 hours which serve as an introduction to different topics related to geometric structures in mechanics and control theory. The courses will be at a PhD level, so the young researchers would, at the end of the Workshop, access to the recent literature on the corresponding topics. Along with the courses, there will be short talks (30 minutes) by the participants willing to present their results. Moreover, there will be a poster session. Attendance is, of course, open to anyone, but in particular young researchers (PhD-students, recent PhD's) are allowed to deliver a talk or present a poster at this meeting. The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics that can be covered during the workshop:
• Geometry: (multi)symplectic geometry, Poisson and Jacobi manifolds, Lie groups, Lie algebroids and Lie groupoids.
• Mechanics: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems, non-holonomic mechanics, calculus of variations, mechanical systems with symmetry, conservation laws and reduction, classical field theories, geometric integration of mechanical systems, geometric quantization.
• Control: optimal control theory, control of mechanical systems, geometric control.

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