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Sebastian van Strien

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Short Curriculum Vitae Sebastian van Strien

Academic History and Recent Employments

  • PhD Mathematics Utrecht (1982, supervisor F. Takens), Warwick (1984, supervisor D. Rand)
  • 82-92 Technical University Delft, Universitair Docent, Universitair Hoofddocent
  • 92-97 Professorship at Mathematics Department at the University of Amsterdam
  • 97-12 Professorship at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick
  • 12- Professorship at the Mathematics Department at Imperial College London


  • Managing editor of Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems (1996-2013)
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems
  • Indigationes Mathematicae

Prizes and distinctions

  • Prize from the Polish Ministry of Education 1997 for publication in Annals of Math.
  • Corresponding member of the Dutch Royal Academy of Science (KNAW) (from 1999).
  • Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2007-2008)
  • ICM invited speaker, dynamical systems section (Seoul, August 2014)

Main Grants since 2000

  • (2000-2003) A Marie-Curie PhD RTN training network. Value £ 163k
  • (2002-2005) EPSRC research assistant (Weixiao Shen). Value £ 140k
  • (2002-2005) EPSRC grant for running a symposium year. Value £ 108k
  • (2007-2010) Coordinator of CODY Framework VI Mobility Network. Value £ 2.7M
  • (2009-2012) Euro-Brazil exchange grant. Value £ 34k
  • (2009-2012) EPSRC grant for running a symposium year. Value £193k
  • (2011-2016) EPSRC Platform grant (WAMP) (co-PI) for strategic research activities at Warwick, £ 518K.
  • (2014-2018) ERC Advanced Advanced Grant 2013, Rigidity and Global Deformations in Dynamics, 2,228,829 Euros.

Selected Key Publications since 1996

  • (35.) with H. Bruin, G. Keller, T. Nowicki, Wild Cantor attractors exist, Annals of Math., 143 (1996), 97-130
  • (38.) with G. Levin, Locally connected Julia sets of real polynomials. Annals of Math., 147 (1998), 471-541.
  • (40.) with G. Levin, Bounds for interval maps with one inflection point II, Inventiones Mathematicae 141 (2000), 399-465.
  • (47.) with Henk Bruin and Weixiao Shen, Invariant measures exist without a growth condition, Commun. Math. Phys. 241 (2003), 287-306.
  • (48.) with Oleg Kozlovski and Weixiao Shen, Rigidity for real polynomials, Annals of Math., 165 (2007), 749-841.
  • (49.) with Henk Bruin and Weixiao Shen, Existence of unique SRB-measures is typical for unimodal families, Annales Scientifiques de l'ENS. 39 (2006), 381-534
  • (50.) with Oleg Kozlovski and Weixiao Shen, Density of hyperbolicity in dimension one, Annals of Math., 166 (2007), 145-182.
  • (51.) with Colin Sparrow and Christopher Harris, Fictitious Play in 3x3 Games: the transition between periodic and chaotic bahavior. Games and Economic Behavior, 63 (2008), 259-291.
  • (52.) with Oleg Kozlovski, Local connectivity and quasi-conformal rigidity of non-renormalizable polynomials, Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society 99 (2009), 275-296.
  • (53.) with Henk Bruin, Juan Rivera-Letelier and Weixiao Shen, Large derivatives, backward con- traction and invariant densities for interval maps, Inventiones Mathematicae, 172 (2008), 509-533.
  • (59.) with Henk Bruin, Monotonicity of entropy for real multimodal maps, Journal of the AMS. 28 (2015), 1-61.
  • (61.) Quasi-symmetric rigidity of real analytic interval and circle maps, In preparation.
  • (61.) Complex bounds real analytic interval and circle maps, Submitted for publication.
  • (63.) with L. Rempe, Density of hyperbolicity for real entire functions, To appear in Duke Mathematical Journal.