May 16

Dr. Ed Ott talks Chaos with a capital C

2014 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize Recipient Edward Ott will speak at Carleton on Friday, May 16th at 3:30 pm in Olin Hall, room 141.      

Friday, May 16th, 2014
3:30 – 4:30 pm / Olin 141

Chaotic Dynamics in the Physical Sciences

Chaos was first discovered by Poincare in his famous work published in 1890 on the motion of three or more celestial bodies interacting through gravitational attraction. Although steady progress was made by mathematicians following Poincare’s work, widespread impact and development of chaos in the physical sciences is only comparatively recent, starting around 1980. This talk will review this history and give some examples illustrating the types of questions, problems, and results originating from the perspectives of physical scientists.

Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Trenne Fields, x4383