## Dynamics of Voter Models on Simple and Complex Networks

Sidney Redner discusses how groups of people reach consensus using voter models on networks.

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Sidney Redner discusses how groups of people reach consensus using voter models on networks.

Edward Ott, Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Maryland, was awarded the Jürgen Moser Lecture.

We interviewed Nancy Kopell, the winner of SIAM’s 2013 Jürgen Moser Lecture prize for her lifetime contributions in applied dynamical systems, about mathematics, her career, current frontiers in mathematical neuroscience, and more. Nancy is a professor at Boston University in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, is Director of their Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative, and is Co-Director of the Center for Computational Neuroscience & Neural Technology. Nancy has won numerous awards and made pioneering contributions to dynamical systems, mathematical neuroscience, and mathematical biology more generally. Take a look at her website and her Society for Neuroscience biography for more details.

The authors provide an overview and give some examples from the emerging field of adaptive networks, where the structure of a network changes in response to an underlying model.

The production of end-grain wooden cutting boards involves repeated operations

that lead to interesting mathematical questions. I explore some of the mathematical issues that arise in the process; they pose some interesting mathematical puzzles. I also show how mathematics can be used to create

`intricate artistic designs for cutting boards that are amenable to`

`woodworking. These designs have been tested in real wood. Some of them belong`

`to a class of iterated-function-system fractals but others do not. The`

`overall goal is to produce an aesthetically pleasing design suggested by`

`mathematics and implementable in wood.`

Joe Hart overviews Dynamics Days 2017, which took place 4–6 January in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

Mason Porter gives a brief obituary of the brilliant applied mathematician Joe Keller.

Yingei Yi discusses the work of George Sell and some conferences in his memory.

DSWeb congratulates the Class of 2016 APS Fellows! Special congratulations to those who are part of the Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, which includes many applied mathematicians and members of SIAM. We also note that among the new APS fellows is Mason Porter, co-editor of DSWeb. Congratulations, Mason!

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