Welcome to 2016 and a new year in dynamical systems and a new suite of Activity Group officers. We'll be taking on the role of co-Editors-in-Chief of DSWeb for the next two years, though of course we'll be working with many members of the old team. We'd also like to thank Elizabeth and her team Peter, Korana, David, and Chris for all of their efforts the past two years, their help in getting us set up, and their continuing help from here on out. Additionally, we are seeking new contributions to DSWeb and new volunteers, so please drop us a line if you have any ideas.
Here are a few words about us.
Mason is Professor of Nonlinear and Complex Systems in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford. His scientific interests are many and varied, covering numerous parts of dynamical systems and beyond, but he focuses especially on networks, dynamical systems on networks, and nonlinear waves.
Danny is an associate professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University. He has broad interests in dynamical systems ranging from coupled oscillators to sociophysics to mathematical geoscience.
We were contemporaries both as undergraduates at Caltech (but in different subjects) and as graduate students at Cornell (but again in different departments), we have coauthored one paper, and we're looking forward to working together again and with the rest of the DSWeb team.
Given the wealth of phenomena related to dynamical systems that appear in the popular press, as well as other items that we would like to bring to your attention, we'll be taking to social media to help better disseminate fascinating articles, conference announcements, and other things that strike our fancy and that we hope will strike yours. The Activity Group now has an official Twitter account (@DynamicsSIAM) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DynamicalSystemsSIAM/). We'll be reaching out both to SIAM members and to others through these venues, and we hope you'll join us there. If you see a fascinating popular article –– whether it is an account of the latest research on rogue waves in The New York Times, a crocheted strange attractor, or anything else related to dynamical systems –– please 'mention' us on Twitter or contact us in any other way, and we'll pass it along.
We wish you an exciting year in dynamical systems, and in all of your other endeavors, and we look forward to interacting with you both on DSWeb and on SIAM's other dynamical-systems channels on social media.
–– Mason Porter and Danny Abrams
Thumbnail image adapted from Fig. 15 of "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match: Migration of populations via marriages in the past," by S.H. Lee, R. Ffrancon, D.M. Abrams, B.J. Kim and M.A. Porter. Physical Review X 4 (4), 041009: Published 16 October 2014.