UK Nonlinear News, January 1996


EPSRC Applied Nonlinear Mathematics Programme

The EPSRC Applied Nonlinear Mathematics Programme now has a set of pages on the web, detailing the aims of the programme, the grants available and the assessment criteria for awards. These pages are available at the URL

Source: Dr. Stuart Doole (

EPSRC UK APPLIED NONLINEAR MATHEMATICS: 5th Annual Postgraduate Spring School

University of Bristol, UK
15-19 April 1996

Professor S. J. Hogan & Dr. A. R. Champneys
ANM Spring School 1996
Department of Engineering Mathematics
Queen's Building
University Walk
Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK

Tel: 0117 928 7754
Fax: 0117 925 1154
Deadline for registration: 29th February 1996.


This Spring School is the fifth in the series. It is open to all graduate students who wish to learn more about nonlinear mathematics, including chaos theory, and its applications.

Students working in areas such as mathematics, chemistry, economics, engineering, medicine, and physics will be interested in attending.

There will be a number of places on the course reserved for students supported by UK Research Council funding. These students may be eligible for full funding by EPSRC of their accommodation and subsistence costs whilst on the course.

Informal enquiries about course content and eligibility for support are welcome at this stage. (send email to


The Spring School will run from 9am Monday 15th April 1996 to lunch time 19 April 1996. Students will be expected to arrive in Bristol on Sunday 14th April 1996. The afternoon of Wednesday 17th April 1996 will be free.


To teach graduate students in relevant disciplines the basic theory of nonlinear mathematics (analytical and numerical) and to demonstrate its applicability to a number of real world problems.

Structure of the Lectures

The two main lecturers, Professor E. Doedel of Concordia University and Professor P. Glendinning of QMW, London, will give an integrated set of ten lectures exposing the basic theory of nonlinear mathematics at a level suitable for students with a wide range of mathematical backgrounds.

Professor Doedel is the author of the outstanding numerical code (AUTO) used in finding and following the bifurcations of solutions to nonlinear differential equations. Professor Glendinning is the author of the successful textbook `Stability, Instability and Chaos'. Both lecturers are known for their accessible and relaxed lecturing style.

Other lectures (of around one hour in length) will be given by individual lecturers who will either add more material, introduce applications or provide additional viewpoints, including experimental demonstrations. Amongst those speaking will be

The afternoons of Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th & Thursday 18th will be given over to a series of case studies in which the lecturers will provide an integrated approach to a particular problem.

Overall we expect to provide around 23 hours of lectures during the week. There will be time set aside for students to try out their acquired skills on particular examples.


Students will be expected to have some knowledge about the solution of differential equations either numerically or analytically. However, a straight mathematics background will not be necessary. In fact, it is hoped that cross-disciplinary interaction between students will be one feature of the Spring School.

Reading list:

It is hoped to produce a reading list which will be sent out to all successful Spring School applicants before students arrive in Bristol. Use of this list will enhance the value of the Spring School to students but there will be no expectation that the books recommended need be bought or thoroughly studied

Computing and Library facilities:

Full email facilities are expected to be available to all Spring School participants. Reading use of the excellent library facilities is also planned.

Location of Lectures:

The lectures will be given in the Large Lecture Theatre of the Queen's Building, University Walk in Bristol. This is a delightful location with the latest projection equipment set in the building with a spectacular view of the City of Bristol.


Students and visiting lecturers will all be housed in an attractive student Hall of Residence set in Clifton, a leafy area of Bristol. It is within easy walking distance of the University.

Additional Information

For more information, please send a message to the above email address or see the Spring School home page at :

An A4 PostScipt Poster for the Spring School can be downloaded.

ANM Spring School Text supplied by Dr. Stuart Doole (

New Web Site for Time Series and/or Chaos

A new web site for time series and/or chaos news and events is up and running at

These pages include news of the RSS TIMSAC (time series, chaos and applications) Study Group activities as well as news of other forthcoming meetings and conferences concerning time series and/or chaos.

Source: Dr. Catriona Queen (

New Nonlinear Centre at Cambridge

Robert MacKay is setting up a Nonlinear Centre, to provide a focus and stimulus for research in Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Science at the University of Cambridge. This will start from the strengths and interests already present (e.g. in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering), the transfer of some researchers from Warwick, and the involvement of international collaborators.

It will develop by forming new research collaborations, especially between departments, recruiting further dynamic postdoctoral research fellows, and involving further bright and committed PhD students in its research projects.

It will have a World Wide Web page shortly which will then list current research interests, seminars, visitors and other activities, and opportunities for jobs and studentships.

Source: Robert S. MacKay ( DAMTP, Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9EW, ENGLAND

<< Move to UK Nonlinear News Issue 3 Index Page (January 1996).

Page created by
Last Updated: 4th January 1996.