Naomi Leonard to present 2018 Marsden Memorial Lecture

Professor Naomi Leonard

Professor Naomi Leonard is the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Director, Council on Science and Technology. Associate Director, Program in Robotics and Intelligent Systems.

The Marsden Memorial Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Jerrold E Marsden (1942-2010), a world-renowned Canadian applied mathematician. Marsden was the Carl F Braun Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech, and prior to that he was at the University of California (Berkeley) for many years. He did extensive research in the areas of geometric mechanics, dynamical systems and control theory. He was one of the original founders in the early 1970s of reduction theory for mechanical systems with symmetry, which remains an active and much studied area of research today.