Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Polish Academy of Sciences Honors IUPUI Prof

The Polish Academy of Sciences held an international conference on dynamical systems last week in honor of Michal Misiurewicz (pictured).

The professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis is one of the world's leading researchers in the field of dynamical systems, reports the IUPUI News Bureau.

The conference, held 30 June - 5 July in Bedlewo, Poland, brought together participants from more than 50 universities in 20 countries. Dynamical systems is the study of change, ranging from the regular motion of a planet's orbit around the sun to the chaotic long term behavior of weather models.

Misiurewicz received his doctorate in 1974 from Warsaw University and taught there until 1990. He came to IUPUI in 1992.

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