James Meiss

Position
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Role
(Founding Investigator)
Office Phone
Office
University of Colorado, Boulder Boulder, CO
Degrees

University of California at Berkeley CA, Physics Ph.D., 1980

Bio/Description

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).