Institute for the Mathematical Sciencies, ICMAT, Madrid, Spain.
This workshop is to commemorate the 60th birthday of Manuel de León. Manuel de León is one of the most important researchers on geometric mechanics. It is worth highlighting his contributions on a wide range of topics such as symplectic geometry, Poisson manifolds, nonholonomic mechanics, Cosserat media, geometric integrators, optimal control theory, among many others. Another facet that makes Manuel de León well-known is his intense dedication to the diffusion of mathematics and his role in mathematical organizations at the international and national levels, including the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the Real Sociedad Matemática Española (RSME). One could keep going by emphasizing his work on the didactics of mathematics, its popularization, edition and direction of scientific journals, and many other facets. The sum of all these contributions makes Manuel de León deserve this tribute.
We would like to draw your attention to the workshop deLeónfest 2013. This event is to commemorate the 60th birthday of Professor Manuel de León and it will take place at Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas in Madrid, Spain, from December 16 to 19, 2013.
Manuel de León has enormously contributed in many aspects of mathematics and research, and still does. Among many of his facets we could highlight his research on symplectic geometry, Poisson manifolds, nonholonomic mechanics, geometric integrators, optimal control theory, etc, his active role in the diffusion of mathematics, in mathematical organizations at the international and national levels, in mathematics popularization, edition and direction of scientific journals.
The registration is now open. The registration fee is 100 euros for seniors and 50 euros for students.
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We hope to see you in Madrid for this tribute to Manuel de León.
David Martín de Diego
(chair of the organizing committee).