James Yorke#


James Yorke
Membership Number:5102
Membership type:FOREIGN
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Elected:2019
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage(s):http://yorke.umd.edu




Present and Previous Positions
  • All of the following are at the University of Maryland College Park
    • 2013 - present Distinguished University Research Professor
    • 1995 - 2013 Distinguished University Professor
    • 1973 - 2013 Professor
    • 1969 - 1973 Research Associate Professor (IFDAM IPST)
    • 1967 - 1969 Research Assistant Professor (IFDAM IPST)
    • 1966 - 1967 Research Associate, (IFDAM IPST)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Chaos
  • Control of chaos
  • Fractal structures in nonlinear dynamics, e.g. fractal basin boundaries, Wada basins
  • Genome assembly (determining DNA sequences for species with large genomes)
  • Data assimilation in meteorology

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Thompson Reuters Citations Laureate in Physics "For their description of a control theory of chaotic systems, the OGY method"
  • 2014 Docteur Honoris Causa from Université du Havre, Le Havre, France
  • 2014 Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
  • 2013 Recipient of the University of Maryland President’s Medal
  • 2013 Fellow of the American Mathematics Association, appointed 2013
  • 2013 Fellow of SIAM, appointed 2013
  • 2011 SIAM’s Jurgen Moser Lecture/Award
  • 2003 Japan Prize Laureate (shared with Benoit Mandelbrot); see http:www.japanprize.jp. The Japan Prize for Science and Technology is a Japanese version of the Nobel Prize. One is awarded in medical science and one in the rest of science and technology. The Emperor of Japan presides over the awards ceremony
  • 1980 Guggenheim fellow

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