Dr Mason Porter
Dr Mason PorterBS Caltech, MS Cornell, PhD Cornell
My research interests lie in statistical and nonlinear physics and in the application of such techniques to the physical, engineering, social, and biological sciences. Topics on which I have written research papers include nonlinear waves (such as solitary waves), nonlinear oscillators, classical and quantum chaos, network science (including applications to social and biological networks), billiard systems, granular materials, and nonlinear optics. I am interested in many other applications as well.
I am also interested in mathematics exposition and have made a point to write several articles for venues such as Notices of the American Mathematical Society and American Scientist.
In addition to my MI affiliations, I am also a member of the Complex Agent-Based Dynamical Networks (CABDyN) Complexity Centre [yes, the word 'complex' does appear twice in the name] and have some sort of regular but unofficial visiting status with the Condensed Matter Physics group of the Physics Department. (They gave me an e-mail address and building access, and I regular advise MPhys projects, but there isn't an official affiliation at this point.)
Prizes, Awards and Scholarships:
2008 McDonnell Grant in Complex Systems, 2008 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award, 2003-2004 American Mathematical Society Project NExT Fellowship,2001 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Student Paper Prize,NDSEG Graduate Student Fellowship (98-01), a bunch of undergraduate and high school awards, other miscellaneous awards (including an EPSRC CASE award for one of my students and several undergraduate student bursaries for my students).
See the publications page on my website: http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/~porterm/papers.html
In 2009-2010, I am teaching perturbation methods (Maths C6.3a) and nonlinear systems (Maths B8b).
For a lot more information, please see my personal website.
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