Marsden Memorial Lecture Series
The Marsden Memorial Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Jerrold E Marsden (1942-2010), a world-renowned Canadian applied mathematician. Marsden was the Carl F Braun Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech, and prior to that he was at the University of California (Berkeley) for many years. He did extensive research in the areas of geometric mechanics, dynamical systems and control theory. He was one of the original founders in the early 1970’s of reduction theory for mechanical systems with symmetry, which remains an active and much studied area of research today.
2013, June 10 (Isaac Newton Institute): Nonlocal Evolution Equations
Peter Constantin (Princeton University)
Peter Constantin conducts research on turbulent convection, the physics of exploding stars and other topics related to fluid dynamics. The author of 140 papers and two books, he has given invited talks to three international mathematical congresses. Constantin also has made extended visits to research institutions around the world, including the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He is a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the American Institute of Physics, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
2012, July 25 (Fields Institute): An Octahedral Gem Hidden in Newton’s Three Body Problem
Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Richard Montgomery’s primary mathematical obsession is the planar zero-angular momentum three body problem. The basic question inside that problem is still open after 344 years of work. Arbitrarily close to a bounded (eg. periodic) solution, does there exist an unbounded solution?
He completed his PhD under Jerry Marsden at Berkeley in 1986.
2011, July 20 (ICIAM, Vancouver): Introduction to Marsden & Symmetry
Alan Weinstein (University of California, Berkeley)
Alan Weinstein is a Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a colleague of Jerry Marsden throughout Jerry’s career at Berkeley, and their joint papers on “Reduction of symplectic manifolds with symmetry” and “The Hamiltonian structure of the Maxwell-Vlasov equations” were fundamental contributions to geometric mechanics.