Prof. Rachel Kuske to give a plenary lecture in the international conference EQUADIFF 2019, which takes place in Lieden, The Netherlands, from July 8-12.
The Equadiff conferences are a series of international meetings devoted to the field of differential equations in the broadest sense. Differential equations have been an important tool to model physical phenomena for many years. As examples, ordinary differential equations describe vibrations or epidemics, partial differential equations describe fluid motions or electromagnetic fields, stochastic differential equations describe the effect of noise in mechanical systems or the fluctuations of markets. The Equadiff series of conferences was started in the late 1960's in Czechoslovakia. In the intervening years, it has moved around Europe and has become one of the main conferences in the world in the area. It regularly attracts several hundred of experts an students in the field from all over the world. In 2019, the Equadiff conference will be held in Leiden, at the Universiteit Leiden.
To accommodate the large number of participants and varied specialities in the field of differential equations, the meeting breaks into parallel specialized sessions except for the plenary lectures that are attended by the whole conference. The plenary lecturers are rigorously selected by a distinguished scientific committee.
Prof. Kuske, who in addition to maintaining her status as a distinguished research mathematician also serves as the Chair of the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech, developed asymptotic and semi-analytic approximation techniques to analyze mathematical models that include stochasticity and/or nonlinear dynamics. She has applied her work in a large variety of settings, including biophysics, epidemiology, ecology, applied mechanics, optics and finance. She was awarded the 2011 Krieger-Nelson prize by the Canadian Mathematical Society and was named a Simons Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge in 2016.