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Mike Field

Marie Curie Fellow


Phone: +44(207)59-41424
Room: 620 Huxley Building

Areas of Interest

  • Asynchronous networks and event driven dynamics. Applications to engineering (esp. power and microgrids), neuroscience and learning.
  • Ergodic theory and mixing; statistical properties of dynamical systems.
  • Geometric theory of dynamical systems with symmetry; bircation theory; heteroclinic cycles and networks.
  • Dynamics of coupled cell systems and heteroclinic cycles.
  • Visualization of complex dynamics; mathematical education.
For more details, see my personal web pages at Imperial or at UC Santa Barbara.

Grants (from 1994), Awards and Honours

  • Continuous NSF funding since 1994; funding from Texas Advanced Research Program, Office of Naval Research; LMS and EPSRC
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics (2004)
  • Visiting Leverhulme Professorship, Imperial College (2004-2005)
  • Visiting Ulam Professor, Boulder (2005)
  • Gaines Scholar, University of Richmond (2006)
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Exeter University (from 2009)
  • Inaugural AMS Fellow (2012)
  • On Fulbright Specialist Roster (from 2013)
  • Marie Curie International Fellow, 2014-2016.


Books and Monographs - since 1996

  • M J Field. Symmetry breaking for compact Lie groups, Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, 574, 1996.
  • M J Field. Lectures on Bifurcations, Dynamics and Symmetry, Pitman Research Notes in Mathematics, 356, 1996.
  • M J Field and M Nicol, Ergodic Theory of equivariant diffeomorphisms: Markov partitions and Stable Ergodicity, Memoirs AMS, 169, 2004.
  • M J Field. Dynamics and Symmetry, (Imperial College Press, Advanced texts in mathematics, Vol. 3, 2007)
  • M J Field and M Golubitsky. Symmetry in Chaos (2nd edition), SIAM, May 22, 2009
  • M J Field. Differential Calculus and its Applications. Dover, 2012.
  • M J Field. Essential Real Analysis Undergraduate/graduate level text (Springer-SUMS series, 2017).

A selection of recent journal articles

  • M Aguiar, A Dias and M J Field, Feedforward Networks: Adaptation, Feedback, and Synchrony, Journal of Nonlinear Science, November, 2018.
  • C Bick and M J Field, Asynchronous Networks and Event Driven Dynamics, Nonlinearity 30(2) (2017).
  • C Bick and M J Field, Asynchronous Networks: Modularization of dynamics theorem, Nonlinearity 30(2) (2017) .
  • C Bick and M J Field, Asynchronous Networks, to appear in Springer special issue of Research Perspectives CRM Barcelona: Nonsmooth Dynamics.
  • C Bick and M J Field, Asynchronous Networks: Factorization of Dynamics and Function, MATEC Web of Conferences, 83 (2016).
  • M J Field, Patterns of Desynchronization and Resychronization in Heteroclinic Networks, Nonlinearity 30(2) (2017).
  • M J Field, Heteroclinic networks in homogeneous and heterogeneous identical cell systems, Journal of Nonlinear Science 25(3) (2015), 779-813.
  • N Agarwal, A Rodrigues and M J Field, Dynamics near the Product of Planar Heteroclinic Attractors, Dynamical Systems: An International Journal, 26(4) (2011), 447-481.
  • M Aguiar, P Ashwin, A Dias, and M J Field, Dynamics of coupled cell systems: synchrony, heteroclinic cycles and inflation, Journal of Nonlinear Science, 21(2) (2011), 271-323.
  • M J Field, Exponential mixing for smooth hyperbolic suspension flows, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics 16(1-2) (2011), 90-103.
  • N Agarwal and M J Field, Dynamical equivalence of network architecture for coupled dynamical systems II: general case, Nonlinearity 23 (2010), 1269-1289.
  • N Agarwal and M J Field, Dynamical equivalence of network architecture for coupled dynamical systems I: asymmetric inputs, Nonlinearity 23 (2010), 1245-1268.
  • M J Field, Singularity and stratification theory applied to dynamical systems, Singularity Theory, Proceedings of the 2005 Marseille Singularity School and Conference, WSC, (2007), 219-240.
  • M J Field, I Melbourne and A Torok. Stability of rapid mixing for hyperbolic flows, Annals of Mathematics, 166(1) (2007), 269-291.
  • M J Field, I Melbourne and A Torok. Stable ergodicity for smooth compact Lie group extensions of hyperbolic basic sets. , Ergodic Theory & Dynamical Systems, 25 (2) (2005), 517-551.
  • P Ashwin and M Field Product dynamics for homoclinic attractors , Proc. Royal Soc., Ser. A, 461 (2005), 155-177.
  • M J Field. Combinatorial Dynamics, Dynamical Systems, 19 (2004), 217-243.
  • M J Field, I Melbourne and A Torok. Decay of Correlations, Central Limit Theorems and Approximation by Brownian Motion for Compact Lie Group Extensions, Ergodic Theory & Dynamical Systems, 2003.
  • P Ashwin and M J Field, Heteroclinic networks in coupled cell systems, Arch. Rat. Mech. and Anal., 148 (1999), 107-143.
  • M J Field, Generating sets for compact semisimple Lie groups, Proc. AMS, 127(11) (1999), 3361-3365.
  • M J Field and W Parry, Stable ergodicity of skew extensions by compact Lie groups, Topology 38(1), (1999), 167-187.
  • M J Field. Symmetry breaking for equivariant maps, In: Algebraic groups and Lie groups, Volume in Honour of R W Richardson, Cambridge University Press, (1997), 219-253.
  • M J Field, I Melbourne and M Nicol. Symmetric attractors for diffeomorphisms and flows, Proc. London Math. Soc. 72 (1996), 657-696.