Gary Froyland is Professor of Mathematics at the University of New South Wales (Australia). He is aiming to use mathematical modeling to explore the predictability of complex dynamic phenomena in the oceans and atmosphere as well as in society. Gary Froyland will work with experts from the Free University of Berlin to develop an overarching mathematical abstraction in order to form connections between these very different areas of research. The researchers plan to investigate how atmospheric eddies and ocean currents form and disappear to help address unresolved questions in the field of fluid dynamics. Gary Froyland will also examine the extent to which these types of methods can be applied to modeling the emergence or breakup of social coherence.
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In his contribution "Math in Motion" in the series "Elephants & Butterflies - Science in a nutshell", Gary Froyland presents his research on the geometry of dynamical systems in deep-ocean currents as well as social groups.