Bifurcation Theory


Introduction to the study of qualitative changes in differential equations and difference equations with parameters. These changes include, for instance, the creation and destruction of equilibrium states, changes in periodic behaviour of solutions, changes in stability and transition to chaotic behaviour. In particular: fold or saddle-node points, pitchforks, higher codimension singularities of equilibria or fixed points; bifurcation at homoclinic cycles; Hopf bifurcation; period doubling; period doubling cascades.
Special classes of dynamical systems may also be treated, for instance differential equations with symmetry or coupled cell systems.

Research and Events


  • Jeux de tableaux and crystals
    Olga Azenhas (CMUC)
    15h30m, Room 108, UP Math. Dept.
    December 12, 2017
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Defended Theses

  • Descent theory of (T,V)-categories: global-descent and étale-descent
      Pier Giorgio Basile (September 2017)
      Maria Manuel Clementino
  • Representations of generalized quivers
      Artur Duarte Ferreira de Araújo (June 2017)
      Peter Gothen
  • On semisimple Hopf actions
      Deividi Ricardo Pansera (June 2017)
      Christian Edgar Lomp
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