Monday April 29, 2002

Speaker: Boris Hasselblatt

Title: Dynamics: A first impression

Abstract: The mathematical discipline of dynamical systems has given science the tools to describe and understand complicated long-term behavior. This talk will give a description and examples of some of these notions in increasing order of complexity. For the novice this will provide an introduction to a hot subject in mathematics and science. For those familiar with the subject this will serve as a suggestion how a course in dynamical systems can be taught, as well as a preview and outline of a text on dynamics by Hasselblatt and Katok that will appear this summer (Dynamics: A first course with a panorama of recent developments, Cambridge University Press).