# Robust mechanisms for chaos

Amie Wilkinson

## Affiliation:

University of Chicago

## Date:

Fri, 28/04/2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

## Venue:

Carslaw 375, University of Sydney

## Abstract:

What are the underlying mechanisms for robustly chaotic behavior in smooth dynamics? In addressing this question, I’ll focus on the study of diffeomorphisms of a compact manifold.  I’ll describe recent advances in constructing and using tools called "blenders" to produce robustly chaotic behavior with arbitrarily little effort.