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Ralph Abraham

Professor of Mathematics

Chaos Theory, Computation



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  • Mathematician and chaos theorist since 1958.
  • Professor of mathematics at UC Santa Cruz since 1968.
  • Formerly professor at UC Berkeley, Columbia, and Princeton.
  • Founding director of the Visual Math Institute in Santa Cruz, California.
  • Author of math texts, including:
    • Foundations of Mechanics with Jerrold Marsden, and
    • Dynamics, the Geometry of Behavior with Christopher Shaw.
  • Author of philosophical books including:
    • Chaos, Gaia, Eros, and
    • Chaos, Cosmos, and Creativity with Rupert Sheldrake and Terence McKenna.
  • Designed the curriculum for the Ross School, grades 5-12, with cultural historian William Irwin Thompson.
  • Lectures and leads seminars worldwide on chaos theory.

NEWS

  • New Book, June 2016 Hip Santa Cruz
  • New listing of publications of Trialogues
  • New website for the Santa Cruz Hip History Project, HipSantaCruz.org
  • New printing of Dynamics, the Geometry of Behavior on paper. Part One now available at amazon.com.

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