Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Friday, December 1, 2006 - 07:00
Location: 
Kidd 364

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Rutgers U.
Abstract: 

I will show how computational algebraic topology can be used to study high dimensional nonlinear dynamics. The talk is broken into three sections:
1. How topology combined with numerics can be used to rigorously studying chaotic dynamics in infinite dimensional systems
2. A brief discussion of homology and how it can be efficiently computed
3. How computational topology can be used to study high dimensional data sets. In particular, I will talk about how we are using it to study the dynamics of Rayleigh-Benard convection.