UK Nonlinear News Issue 65, Dec 2011

News

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Leonid Pavlovich Shilnikov, the pioneer of homoclinic bifurcation theory, died on 26 Dec 2011 at the age of 77. He was surrounded by his family.

Jobs

DSWeb Professional Opportunities in Dynamical Systems

Postgraduate opportunities: Leeds  Warwick  Surrey

  • Two PhD studentships are available in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland to work on a project in dynamical systems and mathematical physiology, looking at techniques for analysis of mathematical models with multiple timescales with particular application to models of intracellular calcium dynamics and of neurons. This work is part of a larger project looking at techniques for rigorous construction and analysis of reduced models of physiological systems and involving the researchers James Sneyd, Hinke Osinga, and Vivien Kirk at the University of Auckland, and Martin Wechselberger at the University of Sydney. A good background in dynamical systems and scientific programming is desirable. Stipend is NZ$25,000 pa (tax free) for three years plus tuition fees. Interested candidates should send an email expressing their interest, along with a CV and academic record, to Dr Vivien Kirk at v.kirk@auckland.ac.nz
    Closing date: 9 Jan 2012
  • A PhD studentship is available in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland to work on a project in mathematical modelling and behavioural ecology, to develop a mathematical model of animal navigation. As well as model development, the project will include analysis of previously collected tracking data of homing pigeons with respect to local magnetic field data. This work is part of a larger interdisciplinary project between the Mathematics and Biology departments, focussed on using mathematical models to understand animal behaviour. The project will be supervised by Dr Claire Postlethwaite (Mathematics) and Prof Michael Walker (Biology). A good background in mathematical modelling and scientific programming is desirable. Previous knowledge of biological systems is not required but may be an advantage. Stipend is NZ$25,000 pa (tax free) for three years plus tuition fees. Interested candidates should send an email expressing their interest, along with a CV and academic record, to Dr Claire Postlethwaite at c.postlethwaite@auckland.ac.nz
    Closing date: 5 Jan 2012

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Conference Listing by date.

Issue Sixty six: March 2012

Issue Sixty six is scheduled for March 2012. Submission of news (new courses, meetings, conferences, new appointments, jobs, new research directions etc.), comments or articles about any aspect of nonlinearity in the UK are very welcome and should arrive by 10 March 2012.