SMS scnews item created by Leo Tzou at Mon 27 Mar 2017 1035
Type: Seminar
Modified: Tue 25 Apr 2017 1019; Tue 25 Apr 2017 1019; Mon 8 May 2017 1828; Mon 8 May 2017 1851
Distribution: World
Expiry: 27 Mar 2018
Calendar1: 28 Apr 2017 1430-1530
CalLoc1: Carslaw 375
CalTitle1: Robust Mechanisms for Chaos
Auth: leo@ (ltzo2369) in SMS-WASM

Joint Colloquium: Wilkinson -- Robust mechanisms for chaos

What are the underlying mechanisms for robustly chaotic behavior in smooth dynamics? In
addressing this question, I’ll focus on the study of diffeomorphisms of a compact
manifold.  I’ll describe recent advances in constructing and using tools called
"blenders" to produce robustly chaotic behavior with arbitrarily little effort.