Our Fearless Idea Controlled Chaos
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences has always been driven by fearless science. Reaching back more than a half-century, the college highlighted some of the most exciting scientific discoveries made by its faculty members. One of those discoveries was Distinguished University Professor James Yorke's (Math/Physics/IPST) and Edward Ott (ECE/Physics/IREAP) co-authored paper in 1990 that described a method for stabilizing a chaotic system. By adjusting a carefully chosen parameter, the researchers showed that they could prod the system toward a desired outcome.