Seminars and Colloquia by Series

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 12:00 , Location: Skiles 255 , Tom Trotter, Teena Carroll, Luca Dieci , School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech , Organizer:
* Dr. Trotter: perspective of the hiring committee with an emphasis on research universities. * Dr. Carroll: perspective of the applicant with an emphasis on liberal arts universities. * Dr. Dieci: other advice, including non-academic routes.
, Location: Skiles 006 , Leonid Bunimovich , School of Mathematics - Georgia Institute of Technology , Organizer:

Hosts: Amey Kaloti and Ricardo Restrepo

An efficient (arguably the most efficient) way to study and describe dynamical systems with complex behavior is to code their orbits. To do so one considers a partition (physicists call it coarse graining) of the space of states (phase space) of the systems and identify location of a point with an element of such partition where this point belongs. . By doing so one gets an unified description of dynamical systems in Differential equations, Number theory, probability theory, Combinatorics, etc. I'll present an introduction to this Symbolic dynamics for interacting dynamical systems (dynamical networks) and formulate some open problems.This talk will also serve as a preparatory one for the next day Math Colloquium.