In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served in Room 205 beginning 30 minutes before each talk. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.
Time/Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 3:30 p.m.*
Location: Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Computer science, Univ. of Colorado; NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitor
Topic: Chaos and Control
Abstract: Understanding and exploiting the special properties of chaos can lead to designs that vastly improve the performance of many practical and useful systems — spacecraft trajectories that require less fuel, for example, or tracking circuitry with broader capture ranges and fuel injectors that mix gasoline and air more effectively. Control strategies that leverage chaos's characteristic geometry, ergodicity, and sensitivity to attain such improvements rely on powerful computational tools that use a combination of quantitative and qualitative reasoning to work with the special properties involved. This talk will begin with a review of the mathematical theory and computational techniques that are used in the control of chaos, and then cover a variety of interesting examples ranging from science and engineering to dance.
*Join us for refreshments at 3 p.m.
Seminar Flyer (pdf)
For more information about this and other NIMBioS Seminars, visit http://www.nimbios.org/seminars.