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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Hope Shaffer.

Title:Robust mechanisms for chaotic dynamics
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Amie Wilkinson, University of Chicago
Abstract:
What are the underlying mechanisms for robustly chaotic behavior in smooth dynamics? In addressing this question, I'll focus on the study of diffeomorphisms of a compact manifold, where "chaotic" means "mixing" and "robustly" means "stable under smooth perturbations." I'll describe recent advances in constructing and using tools called "blenders" to produce stably chaotic behavior with arbitrarily little effort.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:10 / 17 / 2013
Time:03:35pm - 04:25pm