Moyal Medalist 2017

Moyal Medalist 2017

Hinke Osinga

The 2017 Moyal Medalist is Professor Hinke Osinga from the University of Auckland NZ.
Prof Osinga will deliver the 2017 Moyal Lecture on

Thursday 2 November 2017 at 7:00pm

Macquarie University: E7A L8, 12 Wally's Walk Macquarie University

To attend please register here
How to get there See M20 on campus map.
Parking:- fees apply for casual parking (coins and credit cards accepted W4, X3 and X4 car parks are designated for casual parking)

The art of computing global manifolds


Global manifolds are the backbone of a dynamical system and key to the characterisation of its behaviour. They arise in the classical sense of invariant manifolds associated with saddle-type equilibria or periodic orbits and, more recently, in the form of finite-time invariant manifolds in system that evolve on multiple time scales. Dynamical systems theory relies heavily on the knowledge of such manifolds, because of the geometric insight that they can offer into how observed behaviour arises. In applications, global manifolds need to be computed and visualised so that quantitative information about the overall system dynamics can be obtained. This requires accurate numerical methods and a precise understanding of how the computations depend on various model parameters. The computation of global manifolds is a serious challenge, but an effort that pays off. This talk will focus on two case studies that represent the most recent developments in this area.

The talk is followed by a complimentary light supper. All are welcome.
For more information, please contact Christine Hale (

John Corbett
Chair of the Moyal Medal Committee

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