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Name Professor Stephen Wiggins
Job title Professor of Applied Mathematics
Department School of Mathematics University of Bristol
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Qualifications PhD(C'nell)
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Membership of professional bodies American Mathematical Society
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
American Geophysical Union
American Physical Society
Keywords chaos
Areas of expertise Mathematical methods for detecting and describing
chaotic phenomena, local and global bifurcation theory, homoclinic and heteroclinic motions, Hamiltonian dynamics, phase space transport theory, computational methods for visualizing higher dimensional phase space structures, the development of a dynamical systems theory for transient and finite time phenomena.

Applications of the methods of nonlinear dynamics to the study of nonlinear phenomena in fluids, with applications to geophysical flows. Control and optimization of chaotic advection in microfluidic applications.

Applications of the methods of nonlinear dynamics to the study of problems arising in theoretical chemistry, phase space structure and mechanisms that enhance and inhibit phase space transport and energy flow, the role of resonances in phase space transport, interaction of atoms and molecules with electromagnetic radiation. The development of the nonlinear dynamical foundations of transition state theory.