Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
Please join us on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 4pm in Mendocino Hall 1015 as we welcome Dr. Kevin Mitchell, Associate Professor from the Department of Physics at UC Merced.
Dr. Mitchell's talk will be, "Burning Invariant Manifolds: Dynamical Barriers in Fluid Flows."
Kevin's research interests focus on nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory, from developing fundamental mathematical tools to applications in atomic physics and fluid dynamics.As a founding faculty member and former Physics chair, Kevin has helped to build the UC Merced Physics program since its inception in 2005. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics and math at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and performed his doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. After postdoctoral work at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, VA, Kevin returned to California in 2004 to begin work at UC Merced.
In 2007, he earned a CAREER award from the US National Science Foundation.