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Anna M. Barry, IMA Postdoc

Welcome! I am presently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota. I am also an active member of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN).

My interests are in using mathematical techniques to bring a deeper understanding to applications. Recently this has involved a number of projects:
  • Existence and stability of N-vortex equilibrium configurations in Bose-Einstein Condensates
  • Existence and stability of relative equilibrium vortex configurations in the inviscid and weakly viscous N-vortex problems, with applications to geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Analysis of nonsmooth dynamical systems arising from climate applications
  • Modeling and analysis of torus canards, with applications to mathematical neuroscience
For this research I have used techniques from a number of fields, including:
  • Infinite-dimensional dynamical systems
  • Hamiltonian systems
  • Filippov systems
  • Geometric singular perturbation theory and geometric desingularization
  • Numerical continuation
For more information, please see my CV (.pdf), or Publications.
P.S. The movie on the left is a sequence of relative equilibria of the (1+N)-vortex problem as the circulation strength of the weak vortices tends to zero.

Mailing Address:

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
University of Minnesota
306 Lind Hall, 207 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Office: Lind Hall, Room 359
E-mail: annab AT
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