SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

April 24, 2014

Fields-Carleton Distinguished Lecture Series
March 15, 2007-6:30 pm

5050 Minto Centre
Carleton University Campus
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

JERROLD MARSDEN
Carl F. Braun Professor of Engineering and Control & Dynamical Systems
California Institute of Technology

Past Fields-Carleton Distinguished Lecture Series
March 13-14, 2006 Donald Saari

LAGRANGIAN COHERENT STRUCTURES: FROM JELLYFISH TO HURRICANES

Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS) are the time varying generalization of separatrices, which divide the space of a dynamical system into trajectories that have different dynamical behaviors. For example, in a jellyfish, which fluid particles will get entrained into the jellyfish and which will be used for propulsion? Similarly, what fluid parcels will get entrained into a hurricane and which will get detrained?
LCS answers these and other types of questions through the use of recently developed theoretical and computational methods in dynamical systems.
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A second talk will be given on
Friday, March 16, 2007-3:30 p.m.
4351 Herzberg Laboratories, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
DISCRETE MECHANICS, VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES, TIME STEPPING, AND OPTIMIZATION
 

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