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TitlePerspectives and Problems in Nolinear Science [electronic resource] : A Celebratory Volume in Honor of Lawrence Sirovich / edited by Ehud Kaplan, Jerrold E. Marsden, Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-21789-5
Descript XIV, 444 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Lawrence Sirovich will turn seventy on March 1, 2003. Larry's academic life of over 45 years at the Courant Institute, Brown University, Rockefeller University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine has touched many peoยญ ple and several disciplines, from fluid dynamics to brain theory. His conยญ tributions to the kinetic theory of gases, methods of applied mathematics, theoretical fluid dynamics, hydrodynamic turbulence, the biophysics of viยญ sion and the dynamics of neuronal populations, represent the creative work of an outstanding scholar who was stimulated mostly by insatiable curiosยญ ity. As a scientist, Larry has consistently offered fresh outlooks on classical and difficult subjects, and moved into new fields effortlessly. He delights in what he knows and does, and sets no artificial boundaries to the range of his inquiry. Among the more than fifty or so Ph. D. students and postยญ docs that he has mentored, many continue to make first-rate contributions themselves and hold academic positions in the US and elsewhere. Larry's scientific collaborators are numerous and distinguished. Those of us who have known him well will agree that Larry's charm, above all, is his taste, wit, and grace under fire. Larry has contributed immensely to mathematics publishing. He beยญ gan his career with Springer by founding the Applied Mathematical Sciยญ ences series together with Fritz John and Joe LaSalle some 30 years ago. Later he co-founded the Texts in Applied Mathematics series and more reยญ cently the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics series


CONTENT

1 Reading Neural Encodings using Phase Space Methods -- 2 Boolean Dynamics with Random Couplings -- 3 Oscillatory Binary Fluid Convection in Finite Containers -- 4 Solid Flame Waves -- 5 Globally Coupled Oscillator Networks -- 6 Recent Results in the Kinetic Theory of Granular Materials -- 7 Variational Multisymplectic Formulations of Nonsmooth Continuum Mechanics -- 8 Geometric Analysis for the Characterization of Nonstationary Time Series -- 9 High Conductance Dynamics of the Primary Visual Cortex -- 10 Power Law Asymptotics for Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems -- 11 A KdV Model for Multi-Modal Internal Wave Propagation in Confined Basins -- 12 A Memory Model for Seasonal Variations of Temperature in Mid-Latitudes -- 13 Simultaneously Band and Space Limited Functions in Two Dimensions and Receptive Fields of Visual Neurons -- 14 Pseudochaos


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