A bit more about me: academic
I moved to Manchester (UMIST) in January 2000 from a chair in Applied Mathematics at
QMW in London. Before that I
lectured in DAMTP, University
of Cambridge. In Cambridge I was also Director of Studies in Applied
Mathematics at Gonville and Caius College. When UMIST and Manchester merged in 2004
I was Head of School for the new institution.
I am on the Editorial Board of
an international journal
previously known as Dynamics and Stability of Systems.
I was part of the organising group for the project
From Finite to
Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems at the
in Cambridge (July - December 1995), and organized the NATO Summer
School of the same name.
I see mathematics as very much a social activity -- something undertaken
with rather than against other people. I have been fortunate to collaborate
with a number of excellent mathematicians and physicists, who are also wonderful
people. They are (in alphabetical order)
- Jan Abshagen from
Kiel, who was visiting Tom Mullin.
- Murad Banaji, who
was my graduate student at QMW and is now in Portsmouth.
- Vicent Botella-Soler, currently in Austria.
- Martin Brown in EEE at Manchester.
- Chris Budd in Bath.
- Paul Chastell, who was a graduate student at UCL with Jaroslav Stark.
- Houman Dallali, currently at IIT, but then a PhD student for CICADA in Manchester.
- Ulrike Feudel
then at the University of Potsdam, now in Oldenburg.
- Jason Gallas from Brazil.
- Jean-Marc Gambaudo,
who is now back in Nice.
- Marc Goodfellow who was a post-doc in Manchester and is now in Exeter.
- Toby Hall,
who is at the University of Liverpool.
- Andrew Hazel in Manchester.
- Tobias Oertel-Jaeger, then at Erlangen, now at Dresden.
- Mike Jeffrey, at the University of Bristol.
- Anne Juel in Manchester.
- Gerhard Keller in Erlangen.
- Patrick Keogh at Bath.
- Piotr Kowalczyk who was a post-doc with me and is now at MMU.
- Carlo Laing,
who was my PhD student in Cambridge but now at Massey.
- John Leigh and his Optometry group in Ohio: K. Liao, R.M. Schneider, S.S. Yaniglos, G. Bertolini, R.N. Sawyer, Jr. and M. Reschke.
- Ian Loram at MMU.
- Jerome Los
in Nice, now Marseille.
- Gustavo Medrano Cerda at IIT, Genoa.
- Karin Mora who was a PhD student in Bath.
- Tom Mullin at the University of Manchester.
- Salim Nema, who was a post-doc with Piotr at MMU.
- Arne Nordmark at KTH, Stockholm.
- Hinke Osinga in Exeter, but now in New Zealand.
- Juan Angel Oteo at the University of Valencia, Spain.
- Victoria Otero-Espinar
in Santiago de Compostella
- M. Pailha who was with Anne Juel in Manchester.
- Louise Perry, who was an M.Sc. student at Cambridge.
- Arkady Pikovsky
at the University of Potsdam.
- Silvia Pina Romero, who was my PhD student in Manchester.
- Mike Proctor
- James Robinson
at the University of Warwick.
- Jose Ros at the University of Valencia, Spain.
- Jon Shapiro in Manchester.
- Nikita Sidorov,
- Lenny Smith at LSE.
- Colin Sparrow,
now at Warwick.
- Jaroslav Stark.
- Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
- Charles Tresser, then in Nice, but now at IBM, Yorktown Heights, in the USA.
- Darryl Veitch, who is now at
the University of Melbourne, but was a graduate student in Cambridge.
- Renato Vitolo at Exeter.
- Jan Wiersig,
who was a post-doc with me at QMW, but is now in Magdeburg.
- Chi Hong (Ivan) Wong, who was my PhD student in Manchester.
Not all of these have written articles which have appeared.
There are also some people with whom I have not written papers, but who
have been so important to me mathematically that it would be unfair not
to mention them. Unfortunately, when I list them I keep adding
to the list until it starts getting stupid, so I shall simply say that
my Ph.D. in Cambridge was supervised by
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