This one week workshop was organized around several central subjects in applied dynamics and geometric mechanics. The specific organization with afternoons free for discussion led to intense exchanges of ideas. Bridges were forged between researchers representing different fields. Links were established between pure mathematical ideas and applications. The meeting was not restricted to any particular application area. One of the main goals of the meeting, like most others in this series for the past twenty years, has been to facilitate cross fertilization between various areas of mathematics, physics, and engineering. New collaborative projects emerged due to this meeting. The workshop was well attended with participants from Europe, North America, and Asia. Young researchers (doctoral students, postdocs, junior faculty) formed about 30% of the participants.
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Anthony M. Bloch, Tudor S. Ratiu, Jürgen Scheurle, Applied Dynamics and Geometric Mechanics. Oberwolfach Rep. 8 (2011), no. 3, pp. 2217–2282DOI 10.4171/OWR/2011/39