Department of Mathematics
University     Faculty of Science

Mathematics colloquium

Wednesday, september 14, 2011

Speaker: Ferdinand Verhulst (Utrecht University)

Title: Henri Poincaré, a dynamical life

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Location: Lin 8

There is coffee and tea in front of the lecture room from 10:45h.

Abstract

Henri Poincaré solved a number of classical problems and started whole new subjects from scratch.
In the first part we will sketch his life and discuss briefly his main achievements in mathematics and mathematical physics.
The second part will contain a description of his results in dynamical systems theory, in particular the theory of nonlinear differential equations (index theory and periodic solutions), bifurcation theory and integrability problems.