© 2003

Perspectives and Problems in Nolinear Science

A Celebratory Volume in Honor of Lawrence Sirovich

  • Ehud Kaplan
  • Jerrold E. Marsden
  • Katepalli R. Sreenivasan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Henry D. I. Abarbanel, Evren Tumer
    Pages 1-21
  3. Maximino Aldana, Susan Coppersmith, Leo P. Kadanoff
    Pages 23-89
  4. Oriol Batiste, Edgar Knobloch
    Pages 91-144
  5. Alvin Bayliss, Bernard J. Matkowsky, Anatoly P. Aldushin
    Pages 145-181
  6. Eric Brown, Philip Holmes, Jeff Moehlis
    Pages 183-215
  7. R. C. Fetecau, J. E. Marsden, M. West
    Pages 229-261
  8. Michael Kirby, Charles Anderson
    Pages 263-292
  9. David McLaughlin, Robert Shapley, Michael Shelley, Jim Jin
    Pages 293-317
  10. Paul K. Newton, Vassilis G. Papanicolaou
    Pages 319-341
  11. K. R. Sreenivasan, D. D. Joseph
    Pages 361-374
  12. G. M. Zaslavsky, M. Edelman
    Pages 421-443

About this book


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 peo­ ple and several disciplines, from fluid dynamics to brain theory. His con­ tributions to the kinetic theory of gases, methods of applied mathematics, theoretical fluid dynamics, hydrodynamic turbulence, the biophysics of vi­ sion and the dynamics of neuronal populations, represent the creative work of an outstanding scholar who was stimulated mostly by insatiable curios­ 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 post­ 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 be­ gan his career with Springer by founding the Applied Mathematical Sci­ 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 re­ cently the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics series.


applied mathematics computational neuroscience cortex eigenvalue mechanics neuroscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Ehud Kaplan
    • 1
  • Jerrold E. Marsden
    • 2
  • Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OpthalmologyMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Control and Dynamical Systems 107–81CaltechPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mason LaboratoryYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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