La Cristalera, Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain.

June 29-July 3, 2015.


Welcome to the Joint Stamp conference and  9th ICMAT International Summer School on Geometry, Mechanics and Control organised by the GMC network.

The format of this year edition is different because it is a joint activity with the STAMP program at ICMAT on Spectral Theory and Mathematical Physics. That is why the topics of this summer school focus on Symplectic Geometry, Classical Mechanics and Interactions with Spectral Theory.

The school is oriented to young researchers, Ph.D. and postdoctoral students in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, in particular those interested in symplectic geometry and mathematical physics. This activity consists of three courses (4 hours 30 minutes each) and around ten talks (40 minutes each) by invited guests. The courses will present an up-to-date view of some fundamental issues in the above-mentioned areas and bring to the participants attention some open problems, in particular, problems related to applications. The confirmed courses this year are:

The confirmed invited speakers for the talks are:

This school is an activity within the ICMAT Severo Ochoa Excellence Program.




Important dates:

  • Application for scholarship no later than April 30, 2015.
  • Abstract submission for poster no later than April 30, 2015
  • Registration no later than June 1, 2015.
  • Accommodation no later than June 1, 2015.

Please send your abstract to



(Updated on June 23, 2015)

Poster session will take place on Thursday, July 2, 11-11:30, during the coffee break.

Alejandro Bravo (UNAM, Mexico): The motion of a Chaplygin sleigh coupled with a skate.

Leonardo Colombo (University of Michigan, USA): Reduction of optimal control problems for left-invariant systems on Lie groups.

Victor Dods (Leap Motion, Inc., USA), Corey Shanbrom (California State University, USA): Numerical Methods and Periodic Orbits in the Kepler-Heisenberg Problem.

Iván Gutiérrez Sagredo (Universidad de Burgos, Spain): The two-dimensional Taub-NUT system.

Pere Daniel Prieto Martínez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain): Hamilton-Jacobi theory in multisymplectic classical field theories.

Nicola Sansonetto (University of Padova, Italy): "Moving" energy and integrability of a ball on a turning cup.

Cristina Sardón (University of Salamanca, Spain): Lie Hamilton systems on the plane: properties and applications.

Amna Shaddad (University of Manchester, UK): N-Point Vortices in SU(3) and the non-torus manifold.

Francisco Javier Torres de Lizaur (ICMAT, Spain): Existence of knots and links in stationary fluid flows.


If you plan to attend this Summer School, please fill in this form before June 1, 2015.

The standard registration fee for participants is 200 Euros.

The fee for students, postdocs and retired scientists is 100 Euros.

The registration fee includes: conference materials and coffee breaks. Payment should be made in cash at arrival.

Financial Support:

A limited number of scholarships for PhD students, advanced undergraduate students, and post-docs, will be provided by the organizers in order to partially cover the travel and/or lodging expenses. 

If you want to apply for a scholarship, please send your CV including names for recommendation letters (and a transcript in case you are an undegraduate student) to , no later than April 30, 2015.

Lodging reservation:

The price of the rooms at Residencia La Cristalera is 76 euros per day and per person (full board).

The number of rooms that have been reserved by the organization is limited therefore we ask you to make the reservation as soon as possible (no later than June 1, 2015).

To make the reservation please indicate your arrival and departure date at La Cristalera, Miraflores de la Sierra, when you fill in the registration form (the link is available in the registration section). 



Updated on July 6, 2015.

Víctor Arnaiz Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
María Barbero Liñán Universidad Carlos III de Madrid-ICMAT Spain
Alejandro Bravo Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Leonardo Colombo University of Michigan USA
Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner Harvard University USA
Florin Diacu University of Victoria Canada
Victor Dods Leap Motion, Inc. USA
Marta Farré Puiggalí Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Luis García Naranjo Universidad Autónoma de México Mexico
Jordi Gaset Technical University of Catalonia Spain
Xavier Gràcia Sabaté Technical University of Catalonia Spain
Iván Gutiérrez Sagredo Universidad de Burgos Spain
Eirik Hoel Hoiseth Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU Norway
David Iglesias Ponte Universidad de La Laguna Spain
Fernando Jiménez Technische Universitat Munchen Germany
Víctor Manuel Jiménez Universidad de La Laguna Spain
Alexandra Kjuchukova University of Pennsylvania USA
Yohann Le Floch Tel Aviv University Israel
Melvin Leok University of California - San Diego USA
Juan Carlos Marrero Universidad de La Laguna Spain
David Martín de Diego Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Edith Padrón Universidad de La Laguna Spain
Alvaro Pelayo University of California-San Diego USA
Pere Daniel Prieto Martínez Technical University of Catalonia Spain
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou University of California, Berkeley USA
Xavier Rivas Technical University of Catalonia Spain
Ana Rojo Universidad de Zaragoza Spain
Narciso Román Roy Technical University of Catalonia Spain
Modesto Salgado Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Spain
Sheila Sandon IRMA Strasbourg France
Nicola Sansonetto University of Padova Italy
Cristina Sardón University of Salamanca Spain
Rodrigo Takuro Sato Martín de Almagro Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Amna Shaddad University of Manchester UK
Corey Shanbrom California State University, Sacramento USA
Alexander Strohmaier Loughborough University UK
Mariusz Tobolski University of Warsaw Poland
Francisco Javier Torres de Lizaur Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Miguel Vaquero Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Chris Woodward Rutgers University USA
Daniel Wysocki University of Warsaw Poland



Organizing Committee

  • María Barbero Liñán (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Spain)
  • David Iglesias Ponte (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • David Martín de Diego (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM), Spain)
  • Edith Padrón (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Álvaro Pelayo (University of California, San Diego, USA)

STAMP Scientific Committee

  • Nalini Anantharaman (Université paris-Sud, France)
  • Manuel de León (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM), Spain)
  • Álvaro Pelayo (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Fraydoun Rezakhanlou (University of California Berkely, USA)
  • Thomas Spencer (IAS Princeton, USA)

GMC Scientific Committee

  • Anthony Bloch (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Jair Koiller (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil)
  • Manuel de León (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM), Spain)
  • Juan Carlos Marrero (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Eduardo Martínez (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Miguel Muñoz Lecanda (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain)

How to get here:

Last minute information: There is a bus scheduled on Sunday afternoon, June 21, 2015, that will depart at 7 pm from C/Serrano 113 in Madrid to Miraflores de la Sierra.  Please send an e-mail to if you want to take it. Please be on time.

There will a bus back to Madrid on Friday, July 3, 2015, after lunch, around 3pm.

Arrival by plane

You can take a taxi from the airport, but this is an expensive choice (at least 90 Euros, but be sure to ask for the price beforehand). You can also take a taxi from the Airport to Plaza de Castilla (around 45 Euros) and then take a bus to Miraflores.

A good choice is taking the Metro from the Airport to Plaza de Castilla, and then a bus to Miraflores. At the airport, take the Metro (underground), Line 8 (pink) to "Colombia" (3 stations). Transfer in Colombia to line 9 (purple) to "Plaza de Castilla" (3 stations). This should take about 25 minutes. In any case you can ask for a free map of the Metro when you buy a ticket.

Once you have reached Plaza de Castilla there are a lot of bus stops between the two big inclined towers. Only one (number 725) goes to Miraflores de Sierra. Look for number 725 (Madrid - Plaza de Castilla to Miraflores de la Sierra, Bustarviejo). Here you can find the current timetable for bus 725.

A taxi from Plaza de Castilla to Miraflores costs minimum 70 Euros.

The trip to Miraflores de la Sierra takes approximately 60 minutes and departure is aprox. every hour from 7.30 a.m. to 23.15 p.m. Your stop is the next after "Soto del Real". Once you get off, you still have to walk around 20 minutes up along the main road to get to La Cristalera.

A one-way ticket to Miraflores by bus number 725 costs about 5.10 Euros.

Arrival by train

Coming from the North, the train station is usually Chamartin. From Chamartin, you can take the Metro (line 10: dark blue) to Plaza de Castilla but it is only one station and it is also easy to walk from Chamartin to Plaza Castilla. If you arrive at Atocha, you can take the Metro (line 1: light blue, 13 stations) to Plaza Castilla and follow the above mentioned instructions for the bus.

Arrival by car

Take the big periferial highway M-40. If you come from the south, Portugal, or the Zaragoza Highways, take direction North (N-I). If you come from the Burgos Highway (N-I) take the direction M-607 Tres Cantos- Colmenar Viejo. Go out of the M-40 to the M-607 Highway towards Tres Cantos-Colmenar viejo. When the Highway ends (roughly 30 km) take the direction Miraflores. After 30 km you will reach the village. Once there, follow the signs towards La Cristalera, or Puerto de la Morcuera. One km outside the village you will find the entrance to the residence on your left (but watch out for it since sign is not a big one and may be missed.