May 21, 2014 – The Mezić Group pleased to host Kari Kuester from University of Tuebingen

Kari Kuester from University of Tuebingen, Germany is going to give a group seminar on Wednesday, May 21 on the subject of Koopman operator's spectral properties.

Abstract: The Koopman operator permits linearization of dynamical systems in a way that all important information of the original system is preserved. In particular, it is interesting to study the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Koopman operator. The so called Jacobs-Glicksberg-de Leeuw-splitting shows that unimodular eigenvalues are of particular interest. It decomposes the observable space into a structured and a random part. The structured part is spanned by the eigenfunctions corresponding to unimodular eigenvalues and gives insight into the longterm behavior of the Koopman operator.

Short Bio: Kari Kuester studies Mathematics at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. She is preparing her Master thesis on "The Koopman Linearization of Dynamical Systems" under the supervision of Prof. Rainer Nagel and is currently working with Prof. Frank Neubrander at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.