Speaker: Jerrold Marsden
Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech
About the Speaker: Professor Marsden’s extensive research includes work in Geometric Mechanics, with applications to Rigid Body Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Elasticity Theory, Plasma Physics, as well as General Field Theory. His work in Dynamical Systems and Control Theory emphasizes mechanical systems and symmetry. He is one of the founders of Reduction Theory in such systems, an area which is much studied and continues to be active. Marsden has won many awards for his research, including Election of the Royal Society and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Von Neumann Prize, SIAM’s highest honor. Marsden is an exceptional expositor, who has written numerous mathematics books at all levels.
For more information about Dr. Marsden, visit: http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~marsden
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