Dynamics at Maryland
Dynamics at the University of Maryland is
distinguished by its quality, breadth and activity.
The Chaos Group
spans several departments and units on campus.
The nonlinear dynamics program in physics was rated
first in the country in the U.S. News and World Report
rankings. Dynamics is intrinsically wide ranging, and even
within the mathematics department, dynamics activity
goes beyond the core list below, for example in the work of
(ergodic theory on moduli spaces) and
(group actions on manifolds).
Mathematics Faculty Members in Dynamics
differential equations, continuum physics and
infinite-dimensional dynamical systems
- Joe Auslander : topological dynamics
- Ken Berg :
ergodic theory and topological dynamics
- Mike Boyle :
symbolic and topological dynamics
- Hsin Chu: differential equations
- Misha Brin :
dynamics and geometry
- Dmitry Dologpyat :
Brian Hunt : smooth and chaotic dynamics
- Michael Jakobson :
low dimensional chaotic dynamics
Dave Levermore : applied mathematics, pde, dynamics
Dan Rudolph : ergodic theory
Jim Yorke :
smooth and chaotic dynamics and applied mathematics
Postdoctoral fellows and visitors, 2002-2003
- Continuing an annual tradition of the last decade or so,
will visit the department for
four weeks, probably in September 2002.
will be a visiting member of the department in
The Dynamics Seminar
This is a weekly seminar in pure dynamics.
The Applied Dynamics Seminar
The weekly applied dynamics seminar brings in a range of visitors
from labs, agencies and other universities in the region,
and features an unusual "pizza dynamics" framework: two
twenty minute talks followed by lunch.
Beginning in Fall 1990,
the dynamics groups of the University of Maryland and Pennsylvania
State University have jointly sponsored two annual three and half
day meetings in dynamical systems and related topics:
a spring meeting here in College Park, and
a fall meeting in State College.
These meetings, though primarily regional, also attract
participants outside the region and the country.
Along with talks of prominent mathematicians,
the conferences always
include several short talks by graduate students.