Dynamical Systems

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Dynamical Systems Research Group

Suzanne Boyd
Assistant Chair; Math 115 Coordinator; Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences - Generalsboyd@uwm.edu(414) 708-6472 (cell)Eng & Math Sciences W405

Dynamical Systems at UWM

  • We offer three courses in Dynamics: Math 581, 781, 881.
    • Math 581 is generally taught at the undergraduate/graduate level
    • Math 781 at the Masters level, and Math 881 at the Doctoral level.

Additionally we run seminars and topics courses in Dynamics.

Research Topics

  • Topological Dynamics
  • Symbolic Dynamics
  • Ergodic Theory
  • Infinite Dimensional Dynamics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Coding Theory
  • Complex Dynamics

Dynamical Systems Resources

Student Opportunities

There are opportunities for teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships in dynamical systems; if interested, please contact the Associate Chair for the Graduate Program.

Former Students

  • Lois Kailhofer (1999)
    Advisor: Karen M. Brucks
    Thesis: A Partial Classification of Inverse Limit Spaces of Tent Maps with Periodic Critical Points
  • Chris Sears (Summer 2007)
    Advisor: Karen M. Brucks
    Thesis: Monotonicity of Kneading Sequences in Families of One-kink Maps
  • Loribeth Alvin (May 2011)
    Advisor: Karen M. Brucks
    Thesis: A Study of Low Dimensional Dynamics