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Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems

The Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems (LCDS) was established by Solomon Lefschetz and J. P. LaSalle at Brown University in the fall of 1964 to carry out a program of basic research and advanced study in the theory and applications of differential equations, dynamical systems, stochastic processes and systems theory. Within its areas, LCDS is one of the leading research centers in the world. Areas of application include developmental biology, traffic flow prediction, data assimilation for oceanic fluid flow, nonlinear optics, and pattern formation and dynamics in chemical and physical systems.

Current members of the center serve on the faculties of the Division of Applied Mathematics and the Department of Mathematics.  The center attracts distinguished visiting scientists and promising young scientists from the United States and abroad.

Members of LCDS have been supported in their research efforts by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the United States Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation and NASA.

The center was named in honor of Solomon Lefschetz (1884-1972), one of the outstanding mathematicians of this century, in August, 1974.  For additional information please visit the center’s website at: