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Christopher Jarzynski
Christopher Jarzynski

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James A. Yorke named a 2016 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate

September 23, 2016. Distinguished University Professor James A. Yorke (IPST / Math / Physics), with UMD alumnus Celso Grebogi (University of Aberdeen) and Edward Ott (Physics / ECE / IREAP), was selected as a 2016 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate in physics, for describing a control theory of chaotic systems, widely known as the OGY method. The Citation Laureates program uses a variety of criteria, including scientific research citations, to identify the most influential researchers who are likely to win the Nobel Prize. Yorke, the 2003 recipient of the Japan Prize, is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Mathematical Society, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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