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A selfcontained proof of the KAM theorem in the Thirring model is discussed, completely relaxing the ``strong diophantine property'' hypothesis used in previous papers. Keywords: \it KAM, invariant tori, classical mechanics, perturbation theory, chaos

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Quasi-periodic motions on invariant tori of an integrable system of dimension smaller than half the phase space dimension may continue to exists after small perturbations. The parametric equations of the invariant tori can often be computed as formal power series in the perturbation parameter and can be given a meaning via resummations. Here we prove that, for a class of elliptic tori, a resummation algorithm can be devised and proved to be convergent, thus extending to such lower-dimensional invariant tori the methods employed to prove convergence of the Lindstedt series either for the maximal (i.e. KAM) tori or for the hyperbolic lower-dimensional invariant tori.

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A chaotic system under periodic forcing can develop a periodically visited strange attractor. We discuss simple models in which the phenomenon, quite easy to see in numerical simulations, can be completely studied analytically.

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Interacting systems consisting of two rotators and a point mass near a hyperbolic fixed point are considered, in a case in which the uncoupled systems have three very different characteristic time scales. The abundance of quasi periodic motions in phase space is studied via the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. The main result, a high density theorem of invariant tori, is derived by the classical canonical transformation method extending previous results. As an application the existence of long heteroclinic chains (and of Arnol'd diffusion) is proved for systems interacting through a trigonometric polynomial in the angle variables.

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The parametric equations of the surfaces on which highly resonant quasi-periodic motions develop (lower-dimensional tori) cannot be analytically continued, in general, in the perturbation parameter, i.e. they are not analytic functions of the perturbation parameter. However rather generally quasi-periodic motions whose frequencies satisfy only one rational relation ("resonances of order 1") admit formal perturbation expansions in terms of a fractional power of the perturbation parameter, depending on the degeneration of the resonance. We find conditions for this to happen, and in such a case we prove that the formal expansion is convergent after suitable resummation.

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Under suitable conditions a flow on a torus $C^{(p)}$--close, with $p$ large enough, to a quasi periodic diophantine rotation is shown to be conjugated to the quasi periodic rotation by a map that is analytic in the perturbation size. This result is parallel to Moser's theorem stating conjugability in class $C^{(p')}$ for some $p'

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Interacting systems consisting of two rotators and a pendulum are considered, in a case in which the uncoupled systems have three very different characteristic time scales. The abundance of unstable quasi periodic motions in phase space is studied via Lindstedt series. The result is a strong improvement, compared to our previous results, on the domain of validity of bounds that imply existence of invariant tori, large homoclinic angles, long heteroclinic chains and drift--diffusion in phase space.

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Rotators interacting with a pendulum via small, velocity independent, potentials are considered. If the interaction potential does not depend on the pendulum position then the pendulum and the rotators are decoupled and we study the invariant tori of the rotators system at fixed rotation numbers: we exhibit cancellations, to all orders of perturbation theory, that allow proving the stability and analyticity of the dipohantine tori. We find in this way a proof of the KAM theorem by direct bounds of the $k$--th order coefficient of the perturbation expansion of the parametric equations of the tori in terms of their average anomalies: this extends Siegel's approach, from the linearization of analytic maps to the KAM theory; the convergence radius does not depend, in this case, on the twist strength, which could even vanish ({\it "twistless KAM tori"}). The same ideas apply to the case in which the potential couples the pendulum and the rotators: in this case the invariant tori with diophantine rotation numbers are unstable and have stable and unstable manifolds ({\it "whiskers"}): instead of studying the perturbation theory of the invariant tori we look for the cancellations that must be present because the homoclinic intersections of the whiskers are {\it "quasi flat"}, if the rotation velocity of the quasi periodic motion on the tori is large. We rederive in this way the result that, under suitable conditions, the homoclinic splitting is smaller than any power in the period of the forcing and find the exact asymptotics in the two dimensional cases ({\it e.g.} in the case of a periodically forced pendulum). The technique can be applied to study other quantities: we mention, as another example, the {\it homoclinic scattering phase shifts}.}

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The fluctuation theorem (FT), the first derived consequence of the {\it Chaotic Hypothesis} (CH) of ref. [GC1], can be considered as an extension to arbitrary forcing fields of the fluctuation dissipation theorem (FD) and the corresponding Onsager reciprocity (OR), in a class of reversible nonequilibrium statistical mechanical systems.

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On the occasion of the 40-th anniversary of IHES I present a few scientific reminiscences: most of my scientific life has been marked by my visits and I run through them concluding with the analysis of a problem that originated during my last visit. The problem is to develop a convergent perturbative algorithm for the construction of the ``Eliasson's potential'' for the stable and unstable manifolds of an invariant torus: and to study its properties. A brief review follows.