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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
Chjan Lim

Professor of Mathematical Sciences


Ph.D., Brown University, 1987
B.S.E., Princeton, 1982

Research Areas:

  • Statistical physics and turbulence:
    • Exactly-solvable models in 2D turbulence — a long range spherical model for energy-enstrophy theories.
  • Computational Science and Vortex Dynamics:
    • Monte Carlo simulations of vortex gas/lattice statistics — computational results supporting inverse energy cascades and 2-dim ideal turbulence on the plane and sphere via modern treatments of Kraichnan's energy-enstrophy theories.
  • Vortex Dynamics:
    • Relative equilibria, bifurcations, and stability.
  • Symmetric Dynamical Systems:
    • Resersible Lyapunov Center Theorem.
    • Reversible pitch-fork bifurcation.
    • Applications to the Stokeslet Model.
  • Combinatorial Matrix Theory

Contact Information:

Chjan Lim
(518) 276-6904

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