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Mathematical Sciences
Gregor Kovacic
Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty:

Kristin Bennett
Mohamed Boudjelkha
Margaret Cheney
Donald Drew
Joseph Ecker
Joseph E. Flaherty
Isom Herron
Mark Holmes
David Isaacson
Ashwani Kapila
Maya Kiehl
Gregor Kovacic
Peter Kramer
Gina Kucinski
Rongjie Lai
Fengyan Li
Chjan Lim
Yuri Lvov
Harry McLaughlin
Joyce McLaughlin
John Mitchell
Clifford Nolan
Bruce Piper
Victor Roytburd
David Schmidt
Donald Schwendeman
William Siegmann
Michael Zuker

Mathematical Sciences Faculty
Gregor Kovacic

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Applied Mathematics, 1990

Career Highlights:

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 1996
NSF CAREER Award, 1995
Director's Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1989
Preseren's Student Prize, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1985

Research Areas:

Applied mathematics of nonlinear optics and neuroscience.

Selected Publications:

J. A. Byrne, G. Kovacic, and I. R. Gabitov [2003]. Polarization switching of light interacting with a degenerate two-level optical medium, Physica D 186, 69-92.

R. V. Abramov, G. Kovacic, and A. J. Majda [2003]. Hamiltonian structure and statistically relevant conserved quantities for the truncated Burgers-Hopf equation, Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 56 (1), 1-46.

R. Camassa, G. Kovacic, and S.-K. Tin [1998]. A Melnikov method for homoclinic orbits with many pulses, Arch. Rat. Mech. Anal. 143, 105-193.

T. J. Kaper and G. Kovacic [1996]. Multi-bump orbits homoclinic to resonance bands, Trans. AMS 348, 3835-3887.

G. Kovacic [1995]. Singular perturbation theory for homoclinic orbits in a class of near-integrable dissipative systems, SIAM J. Math. Anal. 26, 1611-1643.

G. Kovacic [1993]. Singular perturbation theory for homoclinic orbits in a class of near-integrable Hamiltonian systems, J. Dynamics Diff. Eqns. 5, 559-597.

Contact Information:

Gregor Kovacic
(518) 276-6908

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