University of California at Berkeley CA, Physics Ph.D., 1980
Professor Meiss is an applied mathematician and theoretical physicist specializing in dynamical systems theory (Hamiltonian dynamics, the transition to chaos and the theory of transport). After receiving a PhD in 1980 in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, he was a research scientist at the Institute for Fusion Studies from 1980-89. He joined the newly formed Department of Applied Mathematics in 1989 and is currently a Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, author of the textbooks Differential Dynamical Systems (SIAM, 2017) and, with R.D. Hazeltine, Plasma Confinement (Dover, 12003), and co-editor, with R.S. MacKay, of Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems: a Reprint Collection (Adam-Hilger, 1987).