UK Nonlinear News, February 2004

Alexey Zaikin appointed lecturer at Exeter

Alexey Zaikin has been appointed as a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Exeter, while Peter Ashwin undertakes a Leverhulme Fellowship (during 2004). Dr Zaikin's research is into noise-induced effects for nonlinear systems; he comes most recently from working with Prof Kurths at the University of Potsdam.

Source: Peter Ashwin <>

Vadim Kuznetsov appointed Reader in Applied Analysis at Leeds

Vadim Kuznetsov was promoted to become a Reader in Applied Analysis, School of Maths, University of Leeds. His interests include quantum integrability, special functions, separation of variables and Bäcklund transformations.

Source: Vadim Kuznetsov <>

Ball Awarded Crighton Medal

JOHN BALL, Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Oxford, is the recipient of the David Crighton Medal, awarded jointly by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), and the London Mathematical Society (LMS). Ball's researh focuses on the calculus of variations and its applications to solid mechanics using the knowledge and techniques of mathematical analysis and algebra.

The Crighton Medal was instituted in 2002 in memoery of David George Crighton. The award will be given every three years to a mathematician who has shown outstanding service to mathematics and to the mathematical community.

Source: Based on a news item in Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Volume 50, Number 11, 1419, November 2003.

Doering Awarded Humboldt Research Award

Professor Charles R. Doering of the University of Michigan's Department of Mathematics has received the Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. The Euro 50K award was granted in recognition of past accomplishments in research and teaching, and will be used to support Professor Doering's collaborations in Germany with Professors Bruno Eckhardt (Pillips University Marburg) and Marcel Oliver (International University Bremen).

Source: Charles R. Doering <>

Retirement of Alex Craik

In October 2003, Alex Craik retired from his post at St Andrews University, Scotland, after 40 years' service. But he will continue to pursue his interests in the history of mathematics and in nonlinear fluid mechanics. His address is unchanged.

Source: Alex Craik <>

Obituary: Ilya Prigogine

An obituary of Dr. Ilya Prigogine appeared in SIAM News, Volume 36, Number 7, pages 2, 10-11, September 2003.

Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics Movies

John Pojman has provided a list of links to nonlinear chemical dynamics movies at . Current links include

Source: John A. Pojman <>

MSc and MRes courses

Department of Mathematics, University of York

The University of York offers two mathematically based masters courses. The MSc course in Data Analysis, Networks and Nonlinear Dynamics equips students with the mathematical, statistical and computing skills that are essential to the analysis and understanding of complex processes and communication systems. These skills are in very short supply throughout industry, commerce and the public sector. The MRes course Mathematics in the Living Environment is a joint course with the Department of Biology and about 50% is taught with the above MSc. The course teaches students the mathematical and biological skills needed to contribute effectively to the investigations of the complex interactions in living systems. Both courses are seeking candidates with good degrees in Mathematics or other disciplines with a strong Mathematical content. A number of funded places are available for suitably qualified candidates. Further details are in the following web pages.

MSc web page: 

MRes web page 

Source: Maurice Dodson <>



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