31 August 2012
Venue: Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, 23 Symonds Street, The University of Auckland
Inaugural lecture by Professor Bernd Krauskopf, Department of Mathematics
Dynamical systems are all around us, from the solar system, the weather and ecosystems, all the way to our own bodies and man-made machines. Depending on the circumstances, the observed behaviour of one and the same system may be quite simple or rather complicated, and even chaotic.
This talk will discuss some new mathematical ideas that allow one to gain a geometric understanding of how chaotic dynamics may arise and how it can be characterised. Some examples will be given to show that chaotic dynamics has its uses and can even inspire art.
All are welcome to this public lecture.