2017 Moyal Medal Presentation and Public Lecture

Name:2017 Moyal Medal Presentation and Public Lecture
Calendar:1-day meetings & lectures
When:Thu, November 2, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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2017 Moyal Medal Presentation and Public Lecture

The Moyal Medal Committee Macquarie University invites you to attend the presentation of the 2017 Moyal Medal to Professor Hinke Osinga, University of Auckland.

Speaker: Prof Hinke Osinga (Univ. Auckland, New Zealand)
Date & Time: Thursday 2 November 2017 at 7:00–8:30pm
Place: E7A Level 8, 12 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University
Title: The art of computing global manifolds

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Abstract: Global manifolds are the backbone of a dynamical system and key to the characterisation of its behaviour. They arise in the classical sense of invariant manifolds associated with saddle-type equilibria or periodic orbits and, more recently, in the form of finite-time invariant manifolds in system that evolve on multiple time scales. 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

Prof 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.

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The talk is followed by a complimentary light supper.
All are welcome.

Contact: For more information, please contact Christine Hale (christine.hale@mq.edu.au) or tel: (02) 9850 8947.

Map: for location details see M20 on the campus map.

Parking: Parking fees apply. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines in car parks (accepts coins and credit cards). W4, X3 and X4 car parks are designated for casual parking.

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