The Saturday p.m. session and conference dinner are in honor of Carl Simon‘s 70th birthday. Carl is Professor of Mathematics, Economics, Complex Systems, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
Carl has made many contributions to the theory and application of dynamical systems: especially to the dynamics of the spread of contagious diseases. He has applied dynamic modeling to the spread of AIDS (in particular the role of primary infection), staph infection, malaria and gonorrhea, to the spread of crime, and to the evolution of ecological and economic systems.
Carl is a long-time supporter of the Midwest Dynamical Systems meetings. He is among the original group of participants, and has hosted the meeting many times over the years.
The speakers for the Carl Simon session are:
Here are the group photos from MWDS 1987 at Northwestern, and MWDS 1990 at University of Cincinnati courtesy of Ken Meyer. Spot some familiar faces!