IP1 ~ Sunday, May 21, 1995 ~ 8:30 AM

Dynamics of Networks

Many dynamical systems can be thought of as consisting of a network of coupled units. Implicit in this picture is that the coupling is weak in some sense. If the coupling is local in some sense, then many results of low-dimensional dynamical systems theory have a natural generalization, independent of the size of the network. The speaker will discuss some of the theory and provide examples.

Robert MacKay
Department of Mathematics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom