UK Nonlinear News, February 1999


Professor Howell Tong has accepted the Chair of Statistics at the London School of Economics

Professor Howell Tong, currently on leave from the University of Kent at Canterbury as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong, has accepted the Chair of Statistics at the London School of Economics effective from October 1, 1999.

Source: Howell Tong

Alex Craik appointed to a visiting position at Kyoto University

Alex Craik (on leave from St Andrews University) has just spent a year as a visiting researcher at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University. From 1 February till 30 June 1999, he takes up a visiting position at:

Department of Applied Analysis and Complex Dynamical Systems,
Graduate School of Informatics,
Kyoto University,
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto, 606-8501, JAPAN

There, he will teach a graduate course (in English!) on wave motion and instability in fluids. E-mails sent to either or will be forwarded to him.

Source: Alexander Craik (

Vadim Kuznetsov awarded 5-year Advanced Research Fellowship from the EPSRC.

Dr. Vadim Kuznetsov has been awarded a 5-year Advanced Research Fellowship from the EPSRC. He will be working in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds. The research subject is the theory of Backlund transformations and discretisations for finite-dimensional integrable systems with applications to geometric integration and special functions.

The official announcement can be found in Mathematics News; The newsletter of the EPSRC Mathematics Programme; Issue No. 6 Winter 1998 Edition

Source: Carsten Knudsen (

Dr Gary Froyland appointed Research Associate at the University of Paderborn.

Dr Gary Froyland has recently been appointed as a two year DFG Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at The University of Paderborn. He joins the Num erical Analysis and Dynamical Systems Group headed by Prof. Dr. Michael Dellnitz and will work within the project Numerical Methods for the Investigation of Chaotic Dynamics. This project is a theme of the DFG priority programme on Ergodic theory, Analysis, and efficient simulation of Dynamical Systems.

Source: Gary Froyland (

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