Speaker: Clint Sprott, UW-Madison, Dept of Physics/Plasma
Abstract: The quest for algebraically simple chaotic systems began fifty years ago when Ed Lorenz discovered chaos in a simple model of atmospheric convection. By now, dozens of chaotic systems, some even simpler than the celebrated Lorenz attractor, have been identifed and studied. This talk will describe a 20-year effort to find even simpler chaotic systems as summarized in a soon-to-be-published book by the same title in which 280 examples, most of which have never been previously published, are cataloged. Some new chaotic electrical circuits will also be described and demonstrated.