10th International Young Researcher Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control, January 13-15, 2016

10th International Young Researcher Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control

Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France. January 13-15, 2016.


The 10th International Young Researchers Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control will be the tenth anniversary of the series of workshops that have previously taken place in Madrid (2006, 2007), Barcelona (2008), Ghent (2009), La Laguna (2010), Coimbra (2012),  Madrid (2012) , Barcelona (2013) and Zaragoza (2015).  Its goal is to bring together young researchers working in geometry, mechanics and control theory and to offer a platform to present the results of their research to an international audience.

The core of the workshop consists on 3 mini-courses, of 4 hours each, which serve as an introduction to different topics related to geometric structures in mechanics and control theory. The courses will be at a PhD and postdoctoral level, and it is expected that the young researchers will be, at the end of the workshop, able to access to the recent literature on the corresponding topics.

Along with the courses, there will be contributed short talks (30 minutes) and a poster session. Attendance is, of course, open to anyone, but in particular young researchers (PhD-students, recent PhD’s) are encouraged to submit a talk or poster proposal.

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.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for registration: December 24, 2015. 
  • Deadline for submitting abstracts for short talks/poster: November 1, 2015. 

Send the title and abstract to iyrw.paris@gmail.com


  • Ioan Mărcuț, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen,  The Netherlands.

An introduction to Dirac geometry. 

  • Maxime Zavidovique, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France.Introduction to discrete weak KAM theory. 



Please fill in this form before December 24, 2015.

If you have any question, please contact the organization at iyrw.paris@gmail.com .

Lodging reservation:

The organization will not provide support to book accommodation. Here you can find a list of hotels in the area of IHP.


Organizing Committee:

  • Jean-Baptiste Caillau (Université de Bourgogne, Franche-Comté, France)
  • François Gay-Balmaz (CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, France)
  • Frédéric Jean (ENSTA ParisTech, France)
  • Jean-Pierre Marco (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)

Scientific Committee:

  • Paula Balseiro (Universidad Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
  • María Barbero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and ICMAT, Spain)
  • Cédric M. Campos (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)
  • Sebastián Ferraro (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
  • François Gay-Balmaz (CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, France)
  • Bahman Gharesifard (Queen’s University, Canada)
  • Miguel Rodríguez-Olmos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Marco Zambon (KU Leuven, Belgium)

How to get here:

In this link you will find how to get to IHP where the event will take place.

Supported by:

Geometry, Mechanics and Control Network Institut Henri Poincaré