In April 2014, the University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Association announced the five recipients of the 2014 Career Development Award. Nitsan Ben-Gal, a second-year postdoctoral fellow at the IMA, was chosen from a competitive pool of more than 60 applicants.
Ben-Gal, who received her Ph.D. degree in 2010 from Brown University under Bernold Fiedler, focuses her research on dynamical systems. She uses mathematical models to study qualitative properties and long-time behavior of physical systems arising in physics and engineering, including turbulent fluid flows and suspension bridges.
Awardees each receive a $400 Career Development Award to be put toward a conference or course related to their career goals. Ben-Gal said she will use the award to attend the 10th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations, and Applications in Madrid, Spain, this summer where she is an invited speaker.
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