Dr. Stewart presented at the Ross School as part of Ross Institute's 2013/2014 Systems Course. This course was designed by Dr. Ralph Abraham and is being taught by Dr. David Morgan. It is attended by Ross School's faculty as part of professional development and by Ross Innovation Lab students.
Dr. Stewart is a Ross Institute mentor and a visiting scholar. Since 1997, he has helped teachers at Ross School design and implement math and science curriculum integrated with cultural history in projects ranging from astronomy and the Egyptian pyramids to the tesseract and Cubism.
Dr. Stewart is a Guest Scientist at the Department of Applied Science in Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is a Senior Scientist at Advanced Acoustic Concepts where he works on synthetic training systems for Navy sonar operators. He earned his B.S. from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California.
His research interests include applied mathematics, computational science, and dynamical systems; he is co-author of the book Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Second edition, published by John Wiley and Sons. Recent publications include "An Investigation of Solar Noon" which appeared in the journal Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.
Excerpt from PBS Nova, The Strange New Science of Chaos, original broadcast 1/31/1989. Thanks to Princeton Interactive Computer Graphics Laboratory for animation rendering.
Lorenz System: Visualization by Dr. Bruce Stewart was filmed at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1984, using then-state-of-the-art computer graphics hardware and custom animation software. Thanks to Alvy Ray Smith for being a fan. Transfer from 16mm film to video was done by FurnaceTV.
Additional computer graphic animations of the Lorenz system were mastered to 1-inch analog videotape at the Princeton Interactive Computer Graphics Laboratory for the PBS Nova episode "The Strange New Science of Chaos," first aired January 31, 1989.
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