Conference Schedule

 

 THURSDAY, AUGUST 5 1999

 

1:15 - 1:30

Welcome by Prof. Dr. Heinz O. Luthe
Vice-President of the Katholische Universität Eichstät

 

1:30 - 2:20

M.R. Feix (Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France) and J.L. Rouet (Université d'Orléans, France)
The Collatz Problem and its Generalisation: A Stochastic Approach

2:30 - 2:55

R. Banerji (Saint Joseph's University, U.S.A.)
Some more Properties of the 3n+1 function

 

3:00 - 3:30
BREAK

 

3:30 - 4:50

G. Wirsching (Katholische Universität Eichstät, Germany)
An Integral Equation and 3n+1 Dynamics

5:00 - 5:20

E. Roosendaal (Netherlands)
Calculation algorithms and deep search results on the 3x+1 sequences

 

5:30 - 6:00
BREAK

 

6:00 - 6:25

K. Monks (University of Scranton, U.S.A.)
A category of topological spaces encoding acyclic set-theoretic dynamics

6:30 - 6:55

E. Belaga (Université de Strasbourg I (Louis Pasteur), France)
Reflecting on the 3x +1 Mystery. Outline of a Scenario - Improbable or Realistic ?

 

8:00
Conference Dinner at the Gasthof Krone

 

 

 FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 1999

 

9:30 - 10:20

M. Chamberland (Grinnell College, U.S.A.)
The 3x+1 Problem on the Real Line

10:30 - 10:55

D.Schleicher (Technische Universität München, Germany)
The 3n+1 problem from the point of view of complex dynamics

11:00 - 11:25

E. Belaga and M. Mignotte (Université de Strasbourg I (Louis Pasteur), France)
Calculating primitive 3x+d cycles

11:30 - 11:55

P. Andaloro (Kent State University, U.S.A.)
On Total Stopping Times Under 3x+1 Iteration

 

12:00 - 1:30
LUNCH BREAK

 

1:30 - 2:20

S. Andrei (Al.I.Cuza University, Romania), M. Kudlek (Universität Hamburg, Germany) and R. Niculescu (Bucharest University, Romania)
Some Results on the Collatz Problem

 

2:30 - 3:00
BREAK

 

3:00 - 4:30

J. Lagarias (AT&T Labs, U.S.A.)
To be announced

4:30 - 5:00
BREAK and ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION