Symbolic dynamics for nonhyperbolic systems

I suppose the intersection of people who read this blog and people who are interested in my research is, if not zero, close to zero (come to think of it, the set of people interested in my research is not much greater than zero as it is).┬áBut I thought I’d mention that my collaborator (Jim…

Putting mathematical scholarship in perspective

At our college tenure decisions (as well as other personnel and salary decisions) are made by an all-college committee with faculty members from a variety of departments. There must be at least one faculty member from the sciences, but there may be no mathematician on the committee. Thus it is extremely important for the chair…