Dr. Philip Holmes

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    Princeton University, NJ, USA

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    Philip Holmes was born in Lincolnshire, England in 1945 and educated at the Universities of Oxford and Southampton, obtaining a PhD in Engineering in 1973. He taught at Cornell University from 1977 to 1994. Since 1994 he has been Professor of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics at Princeton University, where he directed the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics until 1997.

    Phil Holmes was the Charles N. Mellowes Professor of Engineering and Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell. He was a Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology in 1988-89. A former John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994. In January 2000 he held a Paul Erdos Visiting Professorship at the Paul Erdos Mathematical Center, Budapest, Hungary, and in 2001 he was elected an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In fall of 2006, Phil was elected Fellow of American Physical Society.

    Phil Holmes has published over 200 papers, articles, and reviews, including one of the most influential book in dynamical systems "Nonlinear Oscillations, Dynamical Systems, and Bifurcations of Vector Fields" (with John Guckenheimer in 1983). He is also co-author, with John L. Lumley and Gal Berkooz, of a monograph on low dimensional models of turbulence; with Florin Diacu, of Celestial Encounters: an historical account of the people and ideas at the roots of 'chaos theory,' and, with Robert Ghrist and Michael Sullivan, of a monograph on knotted orbits in three-dimensional flows. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Nonlinear Science, Regular and Chaotic Motion, the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, Applied Mathematics Research eXpress, and the Springer Verlag Applied Mathematical Sciences and Texts in Applied Mathematics book series.

    Phil Holmes was a featured author of Scholarpedia in January of 2007.

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    Personal webpage: http://www.princeton.edu/mae/people/faculty/holmes/

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