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2017 Moyal Medal Presentation and Lecture

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The Moyal Medal Committee invites you to attend the lecture and presentation of the 2017 Moyal Medal to Professor Hinke Osinga from the University of Auckland, NZ.

The Moyal Medal is awarded annually for research contributions to mathematics, physics or statistics, the areas of research of the late Professor José Enrique Moyal.

Date: Thursday 2 November, 2017

Time: 7pm for the presentation and lecture, followed by a light supper afterwards.

Location: Building E7A, Level 8, 12 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University, North Ryde 2109.

Hinke Osinga will be presenting a lecture titled The Art of Computing Global Manifolds

Global manifolds are the backbone of a dynamical system and key to the characterisation of its behaviour. Dynamical systems theory relies heavily on the knowledge of such manifolds, because of the geometric insight that they can offer into how observed behaviour arises. In applications, global manifolds need to be computed and visualised so that quantitative information about the overall system dynamics can be obtained. This requires accurate numerical methods and a precise understanding of how the computations depend on various model parameters. The computation of global manifolds is a serious challenge, but an effort that pays off. This talk will focus on two case studies that represent the most recent developments in this area.

About Professor Hinke Osinga

Hinke Osinga is Professor of Applied Mathematics at The University of Auckland in New Zealand since 2011. Her doctorate is from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and she held positions at the University of Minnesota, Caltech, the University of Exeter, and the University of Bristol. She is an expert in dynamical systems and its applications and well known for developing and employing numerical methods for computing global objects known as invariant manifolds. Her publications, illustrations, animations and outreach activities have made her famous worldwide in the mathematics and arts communities. She held an Advanced Research Fellowship of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, was invited to speak at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians, and was awarded the Research Award of the New Zealand Mathematical Society. She is Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (USA), Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and Fellow of the New Zealand Mathematical Society.

Professor José Enrique Moyal was Professor of Mathematics at Macquarie University for five years from 1973 to 1977. His insight into the interaction between mathematics, physics and statistics led him to make contributions to these disciplines which have had far-reaching ramifications in all three fields.

If you have any questions about this event please contact

Christine Hale
Phone: (02) 9850 8947
Email:
christine.hale@mq.edu.au

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