Geometry and Control in Cortona

Palazzone di Cortona, Cortona (AR), Italy

Palazzone di Cortona, Cortona (AR), Italy

Via Case sparse, 193 52044 Cortona (AR) Italy
Davide Barilari , Ugo Boscain , Yacine Chitour , Dario Prandi , Luca Rizzi (SISSA) , Yuri Sachkov , Andrey Sarychev , Mario Sigalotti (Inria, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions)

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The conference issues by a joint initiative within the Italian and French communities working in sub-Riemannian geometry and control. It includes speakers from several countries and welcomes international participation from all over the globe. The conference is aimed at exchanging on the latest results in the research areas of sub-Riemannian geometry and geometric control theory. This will be the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of Andrei Agrachev in these fields, in the occasion of his 70th birthday.

The conference will be held in the setting of Palazzone di Cortona (owned by the Scuola Normale di Pisa), from the 27th to the 31st of March, 2023. 

Invited speakers [to be confirmed]

Balogh Zoltan (Universität Bern)

Belotto André (Université Paris Cité)

Beschastnyi Ivan (Universidade de Aveiro)

Chambrion Thomas (Université de Bourgogne)

Colin de Verdière Yves (Université de Grenoble)

Davydov Alexey (Moscow State University)

Fässler Katrin (University of Jyväskylä)

Gallagher Isabelle (Université de Paris)

Garofalo Nicola (Università di Padova)

Habermann Karen (University of Warwick)

Jean Frederic (Institut Polytechnique de Paris)

Velimir Jurdjevic (University of Toronto)

Khesin Boris (University of Toronto)

Kuksin Sergei (Université de Paris)

Le Donne Enrico (Université de Fribourg)

Lerario Antonio (SISSA)

Lokutsievskiy Lev (Steklov Mathematical Institute of RAS)

Mondino Andrea (University of Oxford)

Monti Roberto (Università di Padova)

Sachkov Yuri (Russian Academy of Science, Pereslavl)

Sarychev Andrey (Università di Firenze)

Shirikyan Armen (Cergy Paris Université)

Stefani Gianna (University of Florence)

Thalmaier Anton (University of Luxembourg)

Trélat Emmanuel (Sorbonne Université)

Zelenko Igor (Texas A&M University)


The conference will include a poster session. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please contact us at


All participants for the conference are required to register. Registration is free and closes on 15 February 2023. Due to strict capacity limits of the conference venue (70 people), registrations are currently suspended (i.e. new requests for registration will be approved/declined depending on room capacity, until the aforementioned deadline).

Financial support

A limited amount of funding is available for young participants (PhD students and young post-docs). Requests for financial support must be made (by writing to before 15 December 2022.


Participants should arrange their own accommodation. A selection of conventioned structures will be provided on this webpage later in 2022 - early 2023. 

Organizing committee

Davide Barilari (Università di Padova), Ugo Boscain (Sorbonne Université), Yacine Chitour (Université Paris-Saclay), Dario Prandi (Université Paris-Saclay), Luca Rizzi (Université de Grenoble),  Yuri Sachkov (Russian Academy of Science, Pereslavl), Andrey Sarychev (Universita di Firenze), Mario Sigalotti (Sorbonne Université)


ERC Starting Grant GEOSUB (grant agreement No. 945655), HCode, ANR QUACO, Inria Team CAGEANR RubinVaseSISSAUniversité franco-italienne (UFI), STARS@UNIPD.


European Research Council

Registration to "Geometry and Control in Cortona"