People

William Langford

(No title)

Department: Mathematics
Office: MACN 544
Extension: 53289
Email: wlangfor at uoguelph dot ca

Current Students
Marianne Wilcox

Education
Ph.D. Caltech, Applied Mathematics, 1971
B.Sc. Queen's, Mathematics, 1966
Research
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dynamical Systems Theory, Bifurcation Theory, Strong Resonances, Pattern Formation. Dynamical modeling of biological and mechanical systems, fluids and climate change.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (reprints available on request)
W.F. Langford and G.M. Lewis. Poleward expansion of Hadley cells. Submitted (2008).
G.M. Lewis and W.F. Langford. Hysteresis in a rotating differentially heated spherical shell of fluid. SIAM J. Applied Dynamical Systems Vol. 7 (2008) 1421-1444. DOI: 10.1137/070697306.
F. Dong and W.F. Langford. Models of Cheyne-Stokes respiration with cardiovascular pathologies. J. Math. Biol. Vol. 57 (2008) 497-519.
J. Harlim and W.F. Langford. The cusp–Hopf bifurcation. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 17 (2007) 2547-2570.
D.D. Rusu and W.F. Langford. Linear stability and pattern formation in annular convection. DCDIS Proceedings Vol. 2 (2006) 471-488.
W.F. Langford. Hopf meets Hamilton under Whitney’s umbrella. IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Stochastic Dynamics, Kluwer Acad. Publ. Dordrecht (2003) 157-165.
W.F. Langford and S. Sladewski. Modular arithmetic, synchronized chaos and secure communication. Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, Series B, Vol. 10 (2003) 929-953.
Biography
2005-07 President, Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society.
2005- Steering Committee, International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Vancouver 2011.
2005- Mathematics-NSERC Liaison Committee.
2004- University Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph.
2003 International Workshop on Bifurcation Theory and Spatio-Temporal Pattern Formation “In Honour of Professor William Langford”, Fields Institute, Toronto.
2002 Fields Institute Fellow, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto (lifetime award).
2002 EPSRC Visiting Research Fellow, Mathematics Research Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, England.
2001-02 Chercheur Associé, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, France.
2001 President’s Distinguished Professor Award, University of Guelph.
1996-99 Deputy Director, The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto.
1990-96 Chair, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph.
1982-2003 Associate Professor and Full Professor, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Univ. of Guelph.
1983-95 Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo.
1970-82 Assistant and Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, McGill University, Montreal.


Past Students (within 2 years)
Marianne Wilcox, M.Sc. (Winter 2013)