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Fields@Queen's Lecture Series in Math & Stats. Amie Wilkinson: "Robust Mechanisms for Chaos"

Friday, April 6, 2018
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Jeffery Hall
Room: 234
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Please join our first Fields@Queen's lecture series in Mathematics & Statistics. We are excited to have Prof. Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago) give two lectures at Queen's!

The second lecture (Robust mechanisms for chaos) will be our Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium on Friday, April 6th at 2:30pm in Jeffery Hall, Room 234. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the 5th floor lounge.

These events are funded by The Fields Institute and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's.

Lecture 2 (Math & Stats Colloquium)

TITLE:  Robust mechanisms for chaos

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 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.

Francesco Cellarosi
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